p Eskaton double murder case verdict Jan 30 | 2019-01-16

Eskaton double murder case verdict Jan 30

Staff Correspondent

16 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Tuesday fixed January 30 for delivering verdict in a case filed against Bakhtiar Alam Rony, son of former Awami League lawmaker Pinu Khan over killing of two people by shooting at New Eskaton in the capital.

Judge Md Monjurul Imam of the Dhaka Second Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court set the date after completion of arguments from both sides.

The additional public prosecutor SM Zahid appealed to the court for the capital punishment for the accused claiming that the charges brought against the accused were proved during the trial proceedings.  

During hearing, defence lawyer Kazi Nazibullah Hiro told the court that prosecution has failed to prove the charges against his client, so Rony will be acquitted form the charges.

On April 10, another Dhaka court had set May 8, last year for delivering verdict in the case.

However, the case was transferred to the court of Judge Md Monjurul Imam as the previous court felt embarrassed to hear the case.

A total of 24 out of 37 prosecution witnesses testified in the case.

The trial against the MP’s son had started on March 6, 2016, through charge framing against the accused under section 302 of Penal Code.

According to the case, on April 13, 2015, Rony, who was in a drunken stupor, opened fire from his Prado jeep indiscriminately as he was annoyed with tailback, near Dilu Road at New Eskaton area in the capital.

Following his fire, two people — rickshaw-puller Abdul Hakim and CNG driver Yakub — injured.

Hakim succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 15 while Yakub died on April 23.

Hakim’s mother Monowara filed the case with Ramna police station on April 15, the same year.