GOPALGANJ: A court here on Tuesday sentenced five people to death for killing a small trader at Muksudpur upazila in 2012.
The condemned convicts are: Fakkar Sheikh, and Md Mehedi Hasan Sheikh, residents of Bhattacharya Kandi village, Sumon Saha, and Md Kawsar Fakir, of Gohala, and Md Al Amin Molla of Sreejitpur, under the upazila.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Md Abbas Uddin handed down the verdict. According to the prosecution, Dulal Sheikh was hacked to death by miscreants on the night of June 2, 2012. His body was, later, dumped into the Kumer River.
The deceased’s wife Sultana Begum, later, had lodged a murder case with Muksudpur Police Station.
After examining records and witnesses, the court handed down the verdict, Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) Md Shahiduzzaman confirmed.