Khulna: The court sentenced 17 accused to life imprisonment in the hotly debated father-son murder case of Terkhada Upazila, Khulna.
At the same time each of them has been fined 5000 taka, in default of payment they have been sentenced to one more year of imprisonment.
The accused were present in the court when the verdict was announced.
Khulna Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Md. Nazrul Islam Howladar announced this verdict.
The court acquitted the other two defendants in this case as the state side failed to prove any charges.
It is to be noted that miscreants hacked to death a young man named Naeem Sheikh in Pahardanga village of Terkhadar Chagladah Union at around 3:30 pm on August 7, 2019 due to a dispute related to land. The day after this incident, on August 8, the victim’s mother, Mafuza Begum, filed a murder case against 10-12 unidentified people along with the names of 17 people at Terkhada police station. Naeem’s father Piru Mia Sheikh (55), who was seriously injured in that incident, died two and a half months later while undergoing treatment in Dhaka. Later the case turned into a double murder case.
Bangladesh Time: 1230 hours, September 04, 2022
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