A special tribunal in Dhaka handed death penalty to five people from Patuakhali, including Ishaq Sikder, for committing crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
The accused are Ishak Shikdar, Solaiman Mridha, Abdus Sattar Peda, Abdul Goni Hawladar and Awal alias Moulvi Abdul Awal. All of them are hailing from different villages in Sadarupazila.
A three-member bench of International Crimes Tribunal-1 headed by Justice Md Shahinur Islam announced the verdict on Monday.
The tribunal on Sunday fixed today for delivering its judgment in a case filed against five men from Patuakhali for their alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
Earlier on May 30, the ICT kept the verdict pending after concluding the law point arguments from both sides in the case.
Earlier on November 19, the tribunal took into cognisance the charges against them for their alleged involvement in the crimes against humanity in Patuakhali district during the Liberation War in 1971.
On September 6, 2015, police arrested five war crimes accused from different parts of sadar upazila in Patuakhali district on charge of looting, killing, torturing and arson attack during the Liberation War.
On Mar 8, 2017, charges were framed against them for violating 15 biranganas, torturing 17 women and vandalising 15 houses.