A court here yesterday sentenced a man to death and four others to life term imprisonment for killing a youth in the city in 2010.
The death penalty awardee is Habib Mia, 34, son of Kamal Mia of the city’s Akua Madrasa Market area while the lifers are Swapna Begum, 50, of RK Mission Road and Jibon, 29, Sabbir alias Md Sabbir, 31, and Sharif alias Shiru, 39, of Akua area in the city. Of the convicts, Habib and Jibon were tried in absentia
Additional Sessions Judge Mohammad Nurul Amin Biplob also fiend the lifers Tk 10,000 each, in default, they are to suffer another one year in jail.
According to the prosecution, Md Parvez alias Rubel, 25, was hacked to death over a trifle matter in the city on February 10 in 2010.
Later, the victim’s mother Selina Akter lodged a case with Kotwali Police Station, accusing six persons.
After investigation, police pressed a charge sheet against the six on June 22 the same year. Sarwar alias Md Sarwar, another accused in the case, died during the trial.
After examining witnesses and evidences, the court found the five guilty and pronounced the verdict.