A Tangail court yesterday sentenced four people to death for killing an elderly man in Mirzapur upazila in 2013.
The convicts, Asaduzzaman Miah, 42, son of slain Abdul Awal of Banguli Dakkhinpara village in Mirzapur, and Jarirul Islam, 55, Mohammad Lukimuddin, 40, and Abdul Mannan, 40, of Bharra village in Nagarpur upazila, were tried in absentia.
Tangail Second Additional District and Sessions Judge Farhana Ferdous also fined the convicts Tk 20,000 each, Court Inspector Tanvir Ahmed said.
Of the convicts, Asaduzzaman and Jahirul have been on the run after securing bail from the court.
According to the case statement, there had been a feud between Awal and his son Asaduzzaman over a piece of land.
As a sequel, Asaduzzaman with the help of other three convicts killed Awal at his room on June 30, 2013.
The then Sub Inspector of Mirzapur Police Station Shamol Kumar Dutta filed a murder case against five people in this regard on August 1.
After investigation, police submitted charge-sheet in the case accusing four people including Awal's son Asaduzzaman.