Eight people have been sentenced to death and 11 others to life term imprisonment in three separate cases for murder in Kushtia, Chapainawabganj and Sunamganj.
A Kushtia court yesterday sentenced five people to death and six others to life imprisonment for killing a farmer in Kushtia town in 2014, reports our correspondent.
The victim, Nurul Islam, a farmer, was a resident of Kamardanga village in Mirpur upazila.
Those who were awarded death penalty are Motiar Rahman, Masud Ali, Parvez Hossain, Habibur Rahman and Sarwar Hossain, while the lifers are Kabir Hossain, Fazlur Rahman, Khalequzzaman Bhutto, Mizanur Rahman, Abdus Salam and Enayet Hossain.
Public Prosecutor Anup Kumar Nandi said both the victim and convicts are relatives and there had been a feud between them over distribution of family properties.
As a sequel, the convicts waylaid Nurul near Kamardanga field on December 19 in 2014 and stabbed him indiscriminately, before fleeing the scene.
Nurul died at Kushtia General Hospital the same night.
Later, Nurul’s son Shahinoor Rahman filed a case with Mirpur Police Station accusing 20 people.
Our Chapainawabganj correspondent reports: A court yesterday sentenced three people to death and four others to life term imprisonment for killing a man in 2015.
Additional District and Session Judge Shawkat Ali also acquitted eight other accused in the case as charges brought against them could not be proved.
The death sentence awardees are Mehrab Hossain of Baliharpur village, Jamaluddin of Maheshpur village and Hazrat Ali of Chhoto Maheshpur village in Shibganj upazila and the lifers are victim Rakib’s wife Sahera Khatun, Mohammad Mohibul, Mohammad Mitul and Mohammad Aslam.
According to the prosecution, Rakib of Baliharpur village went out for a cup of tea on March 29, 2015 but did not return home.
A day after, villagers spotted Rakib’s body floating in Mahananda river.
Our Moulvibazar correspondent adds: A Sunamganj court sentenced a man to life term imprisonment for killing his father in 2009.
The convict is Abdur Rashid of Moinpur village in Chhatak upazila.
According to the prosecution, on May 27 in 2009, convict Rashid locked in an altercation with his father Shahid Mia over selling a domestic hen and at one stage, he hit his father on the head with a bamboo stick, leaving him critically injured.
Critically injured Shahid later succumbed to his injuries at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital the same night.