Man to die, 5 get life term | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 18, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:41 AM, February 18, 2021

Man to die, 5 get life term

A Kishoreganj court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death and five others to life term imprisonment for killing a man in 2016.

The death row convict is Jewel Mia, 32, of Boromaipara in Bajitpur upazila of Kishoreganj.

The lifers are Jewel's father Jouj Mia, 57, mother Rahima Khatun, 52, brother Kakon Mia, 25, and their relatives -- Mahbub Hasan, 42, and Saiful Islam, 42. Of them, Saiful and Kakon were tried in absentia.

Kishoreganj Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Abdur Rahim also fined them Tk 1 lakh each.

According to the case statement, Jewel had an altercation with one Siddique Mia of the same area over constructing a washroom (Latrine) at the compound of a local primary school on January 22 in 2016.

At one stage, Jewel hit Siddique on the head with an iron rod. Later, the other convicts joined him, beat up Siddique and threw him in a nearby pond.

Family members rescued Siddique, took him to Jahurul Islam Medical College Hospital, from where he was referred to Dhaka. He died on way to the hospital the same day.

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