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21 get life term for murder in Pabna

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  • 1 November, 2022 12:00 AM
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21 get life term for murder in Pabna

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PABNA: A total of 21 people have been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a farmer at Sadar upazila in Pabna district in 1998 over previous enmity.

Pabna Additional District and Sessions Judge Court Judge Israt Jahan Munni pronounced the judgement at 12 noon.

The court also fined the lifers Tk 10,00 each. In default, they will have to serve three months more in prison. Of the convicts Barek, Minhaj, Babul, Based Sheikh, Latif Mollah, Chobai are absconding. An arrest warrant has been issued against them.

According to the case statement, the accused cordoned off farmer Salam while he was working at his paddy field in November 7, 1998, over previous enmity. As Salam tried to flee, they shot and hacked Salam, leaving him dead on the scene.

Later, Salam’s brother Jabbar filed a case accusing 24.