After 14 years in Gopalganj, the court has ordered the death penalty for two accused in the murder case of Ali Akbar, a small businessman and a hired motorcycle rider. Besides, each of the two accused was also fined 1 lakh rupees.
On Sunday (September 4) at noon, Gopalganj Additional Sessions Judge Court Judge Md. Abbas Uddin delivered the verdict.
The accused who have been sentenced to death are Suman Molya, son of Jalal Molya of Majumdar Kandi Molla Bari village of Madaripur upazila Rajoir and Nuru Faraji alias Nurul, son of Mannan (Munti) Faraji of the same village.
The deceased Ali Akbar is the son of deceased Kader Sheikh of Bagan Uttarpar village of Kotalipara upazila.
According to the details of the case, the accused Sumon Molla and Nuru Faraji alias Nurul hired Ali Akbar’s motorcycle from Mahua intersection of Kotalipara upazila on the evening of May 22, 2008 to go to Majumdarkandi village of Rajoir upazila of Madaripur district. The next day on May 23, the police recovered his body from the side of the road in Habibnagar area of Sadar Upazila. In this incident, on the same day, the victim’s brother Ali Ahmed filed a murder case at Gopalganj Sadar Police Station.
After a long investigation, the accused Suman Molla was arrested on November 13, 2008. Later, according to his information, the police also arrested Nuru Farazi alias Nurul. After the investigation, on January 14, 2009, Sub-Inspector (SI) Mokhtar Hossain filed a charge sheet against the two people in the court.
After a long hearing and testimony, the court announced the verdict today. The accused were absconding at the time of the verdict. The case was advocated by APP Advocate Md. Shahiduzzaman Khan and advocate Mahabub Alam conducted for the accused.