Five to die for Raju murder in Rajshahi

Published : 12 Oct 2021 02:41 PM | Updated : 12 Oct 2021 09:27 PM

A tribunal in Rajshahi has sentenced five people to death in the sensational case over the murder of Raju Ahmed in Rajshahi city over 11 years ago.

Rajshahi Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal Anup Kumar found them guilty of the murder and pronounced the capital punishment against them in their presence in the court.

The tribunal also fined them Tk 10,000 each.

According to a BSS report, the convicts as Azizur Rahman alias Rajan, Sazzad Hossain alias Saju, Muhammad Rinku alias Boya, Ismail Hossain and Mahabubur Rashid alias Rentu.

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Nine other accused in the case were acquitted as the charge brought against them could not be proved.

According to the case statement, the accused stabbed Raju Ahmed indiscriminately at his mobile phone shop in Rajshahi New Market area on March 15, 2010 in a sequel to a previous enmity over a piece of disputed land.

Raju succumbed to his injuries at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital the same day.

Advocate Entajul Haque said Eshar Uddin, father of the victim, had lodged a case with Boalia Police Station the next day.

Upon completion of investigation, police pressed charges accusing 14 persons.

The tribunal examined recorded depositions of 31 prosecution witnesses and other relevant evidence and handed down the verdict this noon

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