A man named Zakir Hossain was brutally murdered 19 years ago in Madaripur. The court acquitted all the accused in the charge sheet in that murder case.
Although the accused expressed satisfaction, the plaintiff expressed his anger.
The acquitted persons are Gholam Mawla (42), son of late Rashid Moral of Madbarkandi village of Shibchar Upazila IIkhand Union, Rob Sheikh (45), son of Adel Uddin Sheikh of Charkachikata village, Liton Fakir (62), son of Sekan Fakir of the same village, Abdul Hamed Dari of Madbarkandi village. Dalil Uddin Dari (70) and son of late Abdul Hakim Dari of the same village. Badsha Dari (65).
According to the details of the case, on May 21, 2004, Zakir Hossain, son of Eskendar Ali of Madbarkandi village of Shibchar upazila of Madaripur, left his home for his in-laws’ house in Shibchar Bazar area. He did not return home later. Two days later, on May 23, a headless body of a young man was found in a sack in Keranibat area of Bilpadma river in Shibchar upazila. When the family members identified Zakir’s body, the police sent it to the District Headquarters Hospital for post-mortem. On the same day, Zakir’s father Eskender Ali filed a murder case at Shibchar Police Station as the plaintiff.
The then Deputy Inspector (SI) of Shivchar Police Station, Azgar Ali, after the investigation, Golam Mawla, Rob Sheikh, Liton Fakir, Dalil Uddin Dari and Md. Badsha accused Dari and filed a charge sheet in the court on June 30, 2004.
It is mentioned in the charge sheet that the accused killed Zakir after sharing 80,000 rupees in gambling. So that the body could not be identified, the accused decapitated Zakir and threw the body into the Bilpadma river, loaded with bricks in a sack. At various times, the court took the testimony of 13 people including the investigating officer, medical officer of the case. After arguments and long legal process, the court acquitted all the 5 accused as there was no proof of guilt. Accused Daliluddin Dari died during the course of the case, but the remaining 4 accused were present when the verdict was announced.
Siddiqur Rahman Singh, the strategic advocate of the state, said in the verdict, “The court has acquitted all the accused in the case. We are aggrieved by this verdict. An appeal will be made to the high court if the copy of the verdict is received in the future. We believe that the plaintiff will get justice there.’
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Expressing satisfaction with the verdict, lawyer Zafar Ali Mia said, ‘Since the case is clueless, I have been able to convince the court that the accused are not involved in this murder. As a result, they were acquitted. We got justice.’
(Dhaka Times/25 May/SM)
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