A Habiganj court here on Monday sentenced six people to life term imprisonment for killing a farmer in Ajmeriganj upazila in 2005.
The lifers are Mozahid Mia and Mohan Mia of Jolsukha village, Ziaur Rahman of Baghhati village, Wahab Ullah of Atpara village, Chand Mia of Madhyapara and Dilu Mia of Mirka village in the upazila. Of them, Mohan Mia, Wahab, Chand Mia and Dilu Mia were tried in absentia.
Additional District and Sessions Judge SM Nasim Reza also fined them Tk 10,000 each, in default, they are to suffer another two years in jail.
According to the prosecution, the accused took farmer Toton Mia as a cook to the haor area in the upazila on October 30 in 2005. Later, they hacked him dead.
The victim's wife Anwara Akhter then filed a murder case with Ajmeriganj Police Station.