A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced 15 persons to death for killing businessman Nazrul Islam in 2008.
Judge Pradip Kumar Roy handed down death penalty to the fifteen, while two others got life imprisonment.
The court also fined the two life imprisonment convicts Tk 20,000 each, in failure of which they will have to serve one more year in jail.
Of the convicts, five are on the run while others were present during the delivery of the verdict.
On April 3, 2008, miscreants led by Siraj attacked Nazrul, his wife and mother in Narishachar of Dohar upazila, over a land dispute.
Nazrul succumbed to his injuries and a case was filed with Dohar Police Station.
On August 4, 2008, police pressed charges against the accused.