BANGLADESH: THREE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING RU TEACHER SHAFIUL
April 16, 2019:
A Rajshahi court on 15 April 2019 sentenced three people to death for killing Rajshahi University professor AKM Shafiul Islam in 2014, reports UNB. (Sources: en.prothomalo.com, 15/04/2019)
The condemned convicts are Abdus Samad Pintu, former Katakhali municipal unit Jubo Dal organising secretary Ariful Islam Manik, and Lutfor Rahman Sabuj. Among them, Sabuj was tried in absentia.
Rajshahi speedy trial tribunal judge Anup Kumary Roy handed down the verdict.
Sociology department teacher Shafiul Islam, known as a progressive and a Lalon songs enthusiast, was stabbed on 15 November 2014.