BANGLADESH: TWO PEOPLE CONVICTED OF KILLING AN AUTORICKSHAW DRIVER HAVE BEEN HANGED
July 12, 2016: Md Shahidul and Saiful Islam walked the gallows a minute after midnight, jailor Mahubul Islam confirmed to bdnews24.com.
The court had found them guilty in the 2004 murder of the autodriver.
On the night of May 19 that year, Shahidul and Saiful, along with another accomplice Mir Hussain, hired Rejaul Karim Azizās autorickshaw to drive them from Mirsarai to Fatikchharhi.
But they murdered Aziz at a rubber garden in Fatikchharhi and stole the autorickshaw.
Acting on a complaint by the brother of the slain driver, police arrested the trio. The court found them guilty and ordered their hanging.
An appeal at a higher court and a plea for presidential clemency were rejected, paving their way to the gallows. (Sources: bdnews24.com, 13/07/2016)