Six get death for killing Shariatpur AL leader Habibur Rahman, brother

Sun Online Desk

21st March, 2021 07:19:54 printer

Six get death for killing Shariatpur AL leader Habibur Rahman, brother

A court in Shariatpur on Sunday sentenced six people to death and four others to life in jail for killing local Awami League leader Habibur Rahman and his brother Monir Hossain two decades ago.

Judge Md Shafiq Hossain of Additional District and Sessions Judge Court delivered the verdict on Sunday.

The court also acquitted 37 people in the case.

Three suspects, including former Shariatpur MP KM Hemayetullah Aurang, a BNP leader, passed away during the trial.

Those who are awarded death sentence are: Shaheed Kotwal, Shaheed Talukdar, Shahin Kotwal, Shafiq Kotwal, Mojibur Rahman and Soleman Sardar.

 Habibur Rahman, a former public prosecutor in Shariatpur District Court, and his brother Monir Hossain were shot dead in 2001 during the general election.

Habibur, joint general secretary of Shariatpur Awami League, was also the president of the District Lawyers Council.

Monir Hossain, brother of Habibur, was the organising secretary of the municipality wing of Jubo League.

Jinnat Rahman, wife of Habibur, lodged a killing case accusing 55 people, including former lawmaker Aurang.

 

 

 

 

 

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