BANGLADESH: TWO AHSANULLAH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS GET DEATH SENTENCE FOR MURDERING CLASSMATE
October 24, 2016: A Dhaka court has ordered death sentence
for two students of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology for killing
one of their classmates.
The body of 22-year-old Subir Chandra Das was found on the
banks of a river at Dhaka's Savar in 2013.
In its verdict, the court of Dhaka's District and Sessions Judge ordered life
imprisonment for two others and acquitted another.
Fugitives-at-large Farhad Hossain Shiju and Md Hossain
received death sentences.
Shafiq Ahmed Robin and Kamrul Hassan Shaon both received
life sentences in prison and were ordered to pay a Tk 5,000 fine. The court
acquitted Robinâ€™s wife Lutfa Akhtar Sony in connection with the incident.
According to the decision, the attackers called the victim
away from his home in Savar on Jan 21, 2013 and strangled him to death because
of prior animosity. The victimâ€™s body was then dumped in the Buriganga river
and was subsequently recovered near Savarâ€™s Kotalia village.
Subirâ€™s father, Gauranga Chandra Das filed a murder case at
the Savar police station.
The trial began on April 11.
â€śSony had engaged in a romantic relationship with Subir,â€ť
Prosecutor Khandker Abdul Mannan told bdnews24.com â€śBut she later married
Robin. This gave rise to animosity between the two and was the motive for the
murder." (Sources: bdnews24.com, 24/10/2016)