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Aminbazar six-murder verdict today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2nd December, 2021 09:47:05 AM
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A Dhaka court will deliver the verdict in the 2011 murders of six students at Amin Bazar, on the outskirts of Dhaka.

Judge Ismat Jahan of the Second Additional District and Sessions Judge’s Court of Dhaka will deliver the verdict as both sides of the case have presented their closing arguments.

On November 22, upon the completion of the closing arguments, the court fixed the date.  The court also cancelled bail of 51 out of total 58 defendants and sent them to jail.

Earlier, the court recorded statements of 55 prosecution witnesses, including complainant of the case.

On July 18, 2011, the night of Shab-e-Barat, seven friends who were students of different schools and colleges in Dhaka took a trip to Bardeshi village near Aminbazar Bridge in Savar.

Accusing the students of being robbers, a mob of villagers beat the students to death.

The deceased students are Tipu Sultan of Tejgaon College, Towhidur Rahman Palash, Kamruzzaman Kanto and Ibrahim Khalil of Mirpur Bangla College, Shams Rahim Shamam of Maple Leaf International School, and Sitaf Jabi Munif of Bangladesh University of Business and Technology.

Their friend Al Amin, who was also with them, is the lone survivor. Police had filed a case with Savar police station accusing 500-600 unidentified villagers over the incident.

On January 13, 2013, RAB submitted the charge sheet in the case, and the court framed charges against the accused on October 30, 2013.