13 others awarded life term for killing tailor Bishwajit
Eight leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) were awarded death penalty and 13 others life term for killing tailor Bishwajit Das in old part of Dhaka a year ago.
Judge ABM Nizamul Haque of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 pronounced the judgment in a jam-packed courtroom around 12:25pm today in the sensational murder that shook the whole nation for the brutality in broad daylight.
Coincidentally, both the killing and justice came during the opposition-called countrywide blockade programme.
The BCL men of Jagannath University stabbed dead Das, 24, in public on his way to Amantron tailoring shop at Shankharibazar in Old Dhaka during the opposition’s countrywide road-blockade programme on December 9 last year.
Of the convicts, eight are now in jail while 13 others are on the run.
The BCL men who were awarded death penalty are: Rafiqul Islam Shakil, Mahfuzur Rahman Nahid, Emdadul Haque Emdad, GM Rasheduzzaman Shaon, Md Shaiful Islam, Kayyum Mia Tipu, Rajon Talukdar and Noor-e-Alam Limon.
Of them, Talukdar and Limon are on the run.
The lifers are: AHM Kibria, Saiful Islam, Golam Mustofa, Alauddin, Obaidul Quader Tahsin, Imran Hossain, Khondoker Md Yunus ...