BANGLADESH: 3 TO WALK TO GALLOWS FOR TOFAZZAL MURDER
February 24, 2015: A court in Comilla awarded death penalty to three people and life term to five others for murder of Tofazzal Hossain in the district more than 14 years ago.
Comillaâs Fourth Additional Sessions Judge Chaman Chowdhury pronounced the verdict on Tuesday (February 24).
The death-row convicts are Abu Taher aka Chhoru Mia, son of late Ali Newaz, Abdus Salam Liton, son of Noab Ali, and Jahirul Islam Jahir, son of Monohar Ali. They all hail from Joshpur village under Adarsha Sadar Upazila of the district.
Public prosecutor Md Jalal Uddin said Tofazzal Hossain of Joshpur village under Kaliarbazar union, was stabbed to death on Oct 1, 2000.
His cousin Harun-ur-Rashid filed a case with the Comilla Kotwali Police Station against 20-25 unknown people over the murder.
Inspector of policeâs District Special Branch Md Sirajul Haq pressed charges against the eight people on Feb 24, 2004. (Sources: bdnews24.com, 24/02/2015)