A Rangpur court has sentenced seven militants to death in a case filed for killing of a khadem of a mazar (shrine) in Kawnia upazila of Rangpur.
Rangpur Special Judge Naresh Chandra Sarker announced the verdict on Sunday noon.
The court also acquitted six more people including neo-JMB leader Jahangir Alam aka Rajeeb Gandhi in the murder case.
The convicts were present in the court.
A group of assailants slaughtered Khadem of Tepamadhupur ‘Mazar' (shrine) Rahamat Ali, 60, of village Tepamadhupur under Kawnia upazila while he was returning home from a local Bazar at night on November 10, 2015.
Later, Shafikul Islam, son of the deceased, filed a murder case in this connection with Kawnia police station.