A Bagerhat court on Thursday sentenced two brothers to life term imprisonment and four others to one year jail for killing their neighbour over land dispute in 2002.
The lifers were identified as Akkas Ali Sardar and Asrab Ali Sardar, sons of Serjon Ali Sardar of Bandhal Nikaripara village of Kachua upazila in Bagerhat.
The other convicts are Nurul Islam, son of Serjon Ali Sarder, Rahima Begum, wife of Akkas Ali, Kamrul Islam Sardar, son of Asrab Ali Sarder and his wife Kamrunnesa.
The court fined the lifers Tk 20,000 each, in default, to suffer six months more in rigorous imprisonment and other four convicts Tk 10,000 each, in default, to suffer one month more imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, Akkas Ali Sardar and Asrab Ali Sardar had an enmity with their neighbour Shajahan Hawlader over a piece of land.
On 20 December, 2002, when Yusuf Hawlader, father of Shajahan Hawlader, went to the disputed land the convicts hacked him death with sharp weapons.
Shajahan Hawlader filed a case against eight people with Kachua police station.
Police submitted a chargesheet against eight people on 15 May, 2003 after investigation.
After examining the records and witnesses, Bagerhat Additional District and Sessions Judge handed down the verdict acquitting two other accused -Fatema Begum and Monjila Begum.