BANGLADESH: FOUR GET DEATH SENTENCE FOR KILLING BUSINESSMAN IN KHULNA
March 18, 2021:
A Khulna court on 18 March 2021 sentenced four people to death and five others to life term imprisonment for killing a businessman in 2010. (Source: United News of Bangladesh, 18/03/2021)
Of the convicts, Farid Mollah, Misbah Mollah, Mortaza Mollah and Tutul Mollah of village Ketenga of Terokhada upazila were sentenced to death, whille Mukta Mollah, Shahidul Shikdar, Selim Shikdar, Nasir Shikder and Mehedi Mollah of the same village were sentenced to life-term imprisonment.
Khulna additional district and sessions judge Mohammad Yarab Hossain handed down the verdict in his packed courtroom.
According to the prosecution, Firoz Sheikh, a businessman of Terokhada upazila, was hacked to death by the convicts on 15 August 2010.
Hiru Sheikh, brother of the victim, later filed a case with Terokhada police station against 30 people.
On 6 December 2013, police submitted a charge-sheet against 13 people.
After examining records and witnesses, the Judge pronounced the verdict. The Judge, however, acquitted four others as allegations brought against them could not be proved.