Wednesday, 1 December, 2021
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Ekram murder: absconding death row convict arrested

Police on Friday arrested one of the absconding death row convicts in the sensational 2014 murder case of Fulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haque Ekram.

The arrestee was identified as Ziaur Rahman Bappi, but there is a mismatch with his father's name as recorded in the docket, said Nizamuddin, Officer-in-Charge of Feni model police station.

Bappi was arrested from Dhumsadda village in Baligaon union during a drive on Friday evening, said the OC.

Bappi was one of the 17 absconding death row convicts in the murder case.

On March 13, 2018 Feni District and Session's Court sentenced 39 people to death in the sensational murder case. Of them, 22 are now behind bars.

On May 20, 2014 Ekram was killed by armed miscreants in front of Bilasi Cinema Hall. He was barricaded, shot with a bullet, hacked and later burnt to death.

His elder brother then filed a case with Feni model police station.

The 16 other fugitive convicts are Fulgazi upazila AL joint general secretary Jahid Hossain Jihad, Feni-2 MP Nizam Hazari’s cousin Abidul Islam Abid, Md Nafiz Uddin Anik, Arman Hossain Kauser, Jahedul Hashem Soikat, Jashim Uddin Nayan, Emran Hossain Russel, Rahat Md Erfan, Ekram Hossain, Shafiqur Rahman, Kafil Uddin, Mosleh Uddin Asif, Ismail Hossain Chuttu, Mohiuddin Anis, Bablu and Titu.