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death penalty news
July 22, 2004
Five get capital punishment for double murder in Keraniganj
Five young men were today awarded death penalty, four in absentia, by the
district court for murder of a father and his minor son at Keraniganj 11
Shafiqul Islam was handed down the death sentence on the dock while Masud,
Nazrul Islam alias Naju, Mister alias Choto Mister and Arif remained
fugitive. They were also fined Tk 40,000 each.
According to the prosecution, the convicts chopped to death Sharif Hosdsain
(40), grocery shop owner at Malopara Barishoor bazar, for asking payment of
cigarette they took from the shop on July 13, 1993. His 9-year old son
Khokan, who saw his father murdered, was also chopped to death.
Police arrested Shafiqul, Masud and Arif following the double murder. They
confessed their guilt and named accomplices Nazrul Islam and Choto Mister
in the murder.
How Masud and Arif secured bail from the court to go into hiding remains a
mystery. There was also no effort to arrest Nazrul and Choto Mister, family
sources of the victims said in the court verandah.
After examining 18 witnesses additional judge Qamrul Hossain Molla
pronounced the verdict in a crowded court.
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