13 sentenced to death, 8 get life over B’baria AL leader murder

  |  Sunday, December 26th, 2021 |  4:12 pm

A tribunal in Dhaka on Sunday sentenced 13 men to death over Brahmanbaria Awami League leader Jahirul Hauqe murder in 2016.

Besides, eight other accused in the case were jailed for life term.

Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 Judge Abu Jafar Md Kamruzzaman pronounced the verdict in presence of 16 accused.

Five accused are absconding.

The condemned convicts are Basu Miah, Kabir Miah, Mokhles, Sachhu Miah, Jahangir Miah, Shahibur Rahman Shukki, Liakat Ali, Yunus Ali, Rahmatullah, Shithil Ahmed, Saiful, Pavel and Ali Miah.

Those who were given life term are Nurul Islam, Habibur Rahman, Rassel, Maju Miah, Golap MIah, Sohel Miah, Shahjahan and Borhan.

According to the case statement, in November 14, 2016, the accused attacked Jahirul Haque while he was returning his villahe Poyag by a CNG-run auto-rickshaw.

Jahirul was seriously injured. The auto-rickshaw driver was also injured by the accused.

Jahirul died at about 8:30pm at Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital.

He was a businessman from Jagat Bazar in Brahmanbaria and general secretary of Natai Dakkhin Union’s ward no 5 unit of Awami League.

Kabir Hossain, youngest brother of the deceased, filed a murder case with Brahmanbaria Sadar Police Station over the incident.