GOPALGANJ: A court here on Wednesday sentenced five people to death for killing an easy-bike driver Zahidul of Sadar upazila in 2013.
The condemned convicts are — Khalid Fakir, Razzaq Mollah, and Md Bipul Fakir, residents of Chandradigholia village under Sadar upazila, Md Hasan Sheikh of Byaspur under Kashiani upazila, in the district, and Md Fasiar Mollah of Chachai under Lohagara upazila in Narail.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Md Abbas Uddin handed down the verdict. According to the prosecution, on September 25, 2013, several passengers boarded on Zahidul’s vehicle from the Kitchen Market area of Sadar upazila. Since then, he had remained missing.
On October 2, police recovered his body from Bhulbaria Bridge at Gopalpur village under Kashiani upazila.
The deceased’s father Md Nazrul Islam, later, had lodged a murder case with Gopalganj Sadar Police Station accusing two persons.
Police, however, submitted a chargesheet mentioning three more persons.
After examining records and witnesses, the court handed down the verdict, Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) Md Shahiduzzaman confirmed the matter.