Court accepts double murder charge against Rony
A Dhaka court today took cognisance of the double murder charge against Bakhtiar Alam Rony, son of ruling Awami League lawmaker Pinu Khan.
After scrutinising the case diary and other relevant documents, Metropolitan Magistrate Md Aminul Haque passed the order.
The court also relieved Imran Fakir, driver of Rony of the charges as the investigation officer did not find any allegation against him.
Now if the charges are proved, Rony might face capital punishment. Detectives on July 21 pressed murder charges against Rony for shooting dead two persons in the capital on April 15.
Rony, son of AL lawmaker and acting Mohila AL general secretary Pinu Khan, fired random shots in the air from his jeep for “being frustrated over post-midnight traffic” on April 15, leaving a rickshaw puller and an auto-rickshaw driver dead on New Eskaton Road.
The incident didn't draw much attention at first. But as the media ran reports on Rony's involvement in the incident, it created a huge public outcry.