A Netrakona court yesterday sentenced seven people to life imprisonment for killing a farmer in 2009.
The lifers are Rafiqul Islam, 49, Tajul Islam, 41, Asad Mia, 44, Abdul Aziz, 54, Bazlur Rahman, 41, Abdus Sattar, 44, and Jalal Uddin, 38, said Court Inspector Md Ziaul Haque.
Judge KM Rasheduzzaman Raza of District and Sessions Judge's Court also fined them Tk 50,000 each. In default, they are to suffer another three months in jail.
According to public prosecution, a group of people, equipped with sharp weapons, killed farmer Sabuj Mia, 40, of Badua village in Durgapur upazila over previous enmity on March 7 in 2009.
The victim's brother Anisur Rahman Buruj later lodged a case with Durgapur Police Station, accusing 15 people.