Jubo League leader among three sentenced to death for Faridpur double murder
A Dhaka tribunal today sentenced three people, including a Jubo League leader, to death and two others to life imprisonment in a case filed over killing a man and his nephew in Faridpur.
Roushan Ali, 52, and his nephew Mirazul Islam alias Tuhin, 25, were killed in a clash at Kaichal village in Nagarkanda upazila of Faridpur in August 2019.
The death row convicts are Hanif Miah alias Hridoy, a Jubo League central committee member, his brother Enamul Hasan Miah and Kayum Miah.
On the other hand, Awal Mollah and Rezaul Matunbar were handed life sentences in the case.
Besides, accused Dulal Miah was sentenced to 17 years in jail while Habibur Rahman alias Habib Miah was awarded seven years' imprisonment, Pachu Miah to three years and Rafiqul Islam alias Robin Shikder was given a one-year jail sentence in the case.
The court also acquitted six people as the charges brought against them were not proved. They are Parvez Miah, Tuhin Miah, Hafizur Rahman alias Tushar Miah, Shahidul Islam alias Shahid Miah, KM Raju Ahmed alias Korban Miah and Robiul Islam alias Moshiur Miah.
Judge Jesmin Ara Begum of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 of Dhaka handed down the sentence in presence of four accused. Of them Awal is now on bail and Pachu, Raju and Robiul are in jail. The remaining 11 are absconding since the case was filed against them.
The punishment of the fugitives will be effective from the day of their arrest or surrender, said the judge.
Earlier, the prosecution and defence had completed their arguments and the court recorded statements of 36 prosecution witnesses, including complainant of the case.
According to the prosecution, it was alleged that on August 10 of 2019 two groups -- one led by Kabir Hossain alias Sandu Miah, Kaichal union parishad chairman, and another led by Jubo League leader Hanif Miah, clashed at Kaichal village, leaving at least 15 activists of both groups injured.
Of the injured, Roushan and Tuhin died of their injuries while they were being taken to Faridpur Medical College Hospital. The deceased were the followers of UP chairman Sandu.
Following the incident, a case was filed with Nagarkanda Police Station in this regard.
After an investigation, Police Bureau of Investigation pressed charges against 15 people, Hanif Miah on July 22 of 2020.