BANGLADESH: SEVEN MILITANTS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING SUFI SHRINE CARETAKER
March 18, 2018:
Seven militants, including neo-JMB terror group's regional chief, were sentenced to death in Bangladesh for killing a Sufi shrine caretaker in 2015, according to a media report. (Sources: Press Trust of India, 18/03/2018)
The militants hacked Rahmat Ali, the caretaker of a shrine, and slit his throat on November 10, 2015, Daily Star reported.
Police filed charges against 15 people in the case. The court indicted the suspects on August 16 last year.
A court in Rangpur has sentenced seven militants, including neo-JMB regional commander Masud Rana, to death for the murder.
But neo-JMB leader Jahangir Alam and five others have been acquitted, the report said.
The verdict was announced by Rangpur Special Judge Naresh Chandra Sarkar.
The JMB has been held responsible for a wave of extremist attacks on religious minorities and bloggers in the past five years.