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6 get life term for murder during robbery in Kushtia

6 get life term for murder during robbery in Kushtia

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Kushtia-- A Kushtia court on Wednesday sentenced six people to life term imprisonment for killing a man during a robbery in Daulatdia upazila of the district over 20 years back.

Kushtia Additional District and Sessions Judge Court Md Tajul Islam also fined the convicts Tk 25,000 each, in default,  to suffer one year more imprisonment, said Anup Kumar Nandy, public prosecutor of the court.

The convicts are Swapon, Naharul, Mokbul, Shafi, Shahjahan, and Ajmal, all are residents of the upazila.

The court also acquitted eight other people as the allegations brought against them could not be proved, the lawyer said.

Of them, Swapon, Mokbul and Naharul were tried in absentia.

According to the case statement, a group of robbers equipped with lethal weapons committed robbery at the house of one Shahjahan Ali in Philipnagar village under the upazila on April 27, 2002.

The robbers killed Shahjahan Ali when he tried to resist the robbers while they were fleeing with valuables.

On the following day, victim’s son Borhan Uddin Bappi filed a murder case at the local police station.