A court of Meherpur on Monday sentenced five people to life term imprisonment in a case filed over the murder of a man in Meherpur's sadar upazila in 2010.
Judge of Additional District and Sessions Judge Court Ripti Kumar Biswas delivered the verdict in presence of two of the accused.The convicts are: Sagar, son of Aizuddin, Mohammad Haque, son of Ali Mahalder, Hamidul Islam, son of Nazar Uddin, Alfaj Uddin, son of Tahaj Uddin and Sona Hossain, son of Mafij Uddin. Among them, Alfaj Uddin, Hamidul Islam and Sona Hossain are on the run.
According to the case statement, the convicts killed Nur Islam of Hijuli village on the night of March 20, 2010 over a land dispute. The next morning, Nur Islam's body was recovered from the field in the village.
Later, Nur Islam's wife Sakela Khatun filed a case with Meherpur Sadar Police Station accusing 11 people.