KUSHTIA: A court here on Thursday sentenced six people including a Union Parishad (UP) chairman and his son to life term imprisonment for killing a man around seven years back.
Kushtia Additional District and Sessions Judge-1 Md Tajul Islam also fined the convicts Tk 20,000 each, in default of which they will have to serve one more in jail, said Anup Kumar Nandy, public prosecutor of the court.
The convicts are Sadar upazila’s Alampur UP chairman and former general secretary of the Sadar upazila unit Awami League Akharuzzaman Biswas, 51, his son Mahmudul Hasan, 31, his brothers Habil Uddin Biswas, 50 and Babul Biswas, 45, Rashedul Islam Biddyut, 35 and Masud Gayen, 37.
Of them, Rashedul and Masud were tried in absentia.
According to the case statement, the convicts stabbed rival group activist Molla Masud Karim to death centering the UP polls in Dahkula village under the Sadar upazila on April 28, 2016.
On the following day, victim’s brother Mahbubul Karim Molla filed a murder case.
Police pressed chargesheet against the accused on January 4, 2017.