A Gazipur court yesterday awarded nine people death penalty for killing college student, Shahadat Hossain Sohag, in 2010.
Judge Fazle Elahi Bhuiyan of Additional District and Sessions Judge's Court-1 in Gazipur also fined each of the convicts Tk 10,000.
In two other charges, each of the convicts was jailed for two and a half years and fined Tk 3,000.
Ataur Rahman, additional public prosecutor of Gazipur Judge's Court, said Bihon Kaiser, a friend of Bhawal Badre Alam Government College student Sohag, called Sohag to come to Rajbari Math in Gazipur City Corporation on January 8, 2010.
Sohag, 22, along with his friend Nahid went to the spot and found Bihon and the convicts there. At one stage, Sohag was locked in an altercation with the convicts over a trifling matter and they stabbed him.
Sohag was declared dead after being taken to a hospital. Later, a case was filed with Joydevpur Police Station, the additional PP said.
The condemned convicts are: Selim, Asadul Islam, Jahirul Islam alias Zakir Hossain alias Jhantu, Jewel, Touhidul Islam alias Pritom alias Pritu alias Itu, Arif, Hanif and Ripon Ahmed Jewel. The convicts are from different areas of Gazipur City Corporation.
Four of the convicts are on the run.