Convict executed in Sylhet jail
An elderly man, who was awarded capital punishment in a murder case by a court in 2003, was executed in Sylhet Central Jail on Wednesday.
Robi Munda, 60, son of late Amar Singh Munda of Dharmanath Line at Nalua Tea Garden under Chunarughat PS of Habiganj, was executed one minute past midnight.
According to the prosecution, Robi Munda took his ailing wife Sarathi Munda to kabiraj (herbal expert) Nandalal Jhara for treatment at the Nalua Tea Garden in Habiganj on February, 2000.
Robi and his father Amar Singh locked in an altercation with the kabiraj as the condition of Robi's wife did not improve. At one stage, Robi and his father hit Nandalal with axe, leaving him dead on the spot.
Workers of the tea garden caught both of them and handed them over to police.
Victim's father later filed a case accusing the two men in this connection.
After a lengthy hearing, Habiganj District and Sessions Judge AKM Ishtiaq Hossain convicted Robi Munda and Amar Singh Munda and awarded them capital punishment on September 24, 2003.
The high court also upheld the verdict.
Amar Singh died of old age complications, while in Sylhet jail, five years ago.
Robi Munda filed a petition to the president seeking clemency, but the petition was rejected on February 13 this year paving the way for the execution.