Judge Sudipta Sarkar of the First Additional District and Sessions Judge’s Court has sentenced an accused named Shamsuddin (55) to rigorous imprisonment for life in the Rafiz Uddin murder case in Mymensingh. The judge gave the sentence on Tuesday (January 24) at noon. The court sentenced him to another three months imprisonment without paying a fine of 10 thousand taka.
Rafiz Uddin was killed due to an argument over consumption of water in Tarati Charpara village of Muktagachha upazila of the district. Convicted Shamsuddin’s house is also in the same area.
The court cited the case of police inspector Jhuton Chandra Burman and said that on May 10, 2015, Rafiz Uddin of Charpara village was weaving bamboo mats. During work, he ate jaggery and entered the kitchen of Shamsuddin’s house to drink water. Why did Rafiz Uddin enter the kitchen and drink water – Shamsuddin started arguing. At one stage, Samsuddin hit Rafiz Uddin on the chest and back with a saber, and he immediately fell down on the ground and died. Later, while fleeing, the locals caught Shamsuddin and handed him over to the police.
In this incident, Rafiz Uddin’s son Farhad filed a murder case against Shamsuddin at Muktagacha police station. After taking the testimony and hearing of nine witnesses in the case, the learned judge, in the presence of Shamsuddin, sentenced him to imprisonment for life with hard labor and a fine of 10,000 taka for another three months.
The case was handled by lawyer Sanjib Sarkar for the government and Abdul Ghafoor for the accused.