The court sentenced 17 of the 19 accused to life imprisonment in the hotly contested father-son murder case of Terkhada Upazila in Khulna. At the same time, each accused has been fined five thousand taka and sentenced to another year in prison.
Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Md. Nazrul Islam Howladar announced this verdict. Chhagladah UP Chairman SM Deen Islam is among the accused. In the late night of August 6, 2019, Hiru Sheikh and his son Naeem Sheikh were hacked to death by the accused in Pahardanga village of the upazila. They entered the house with native weapons. In this incident, Hiru Sheikh’s wife filed a case of murder with Terkhada police station, accusing 16 persons and 10/12 unknown persons. Mahfuza Begum.
The court awarded death sentence to two accused in the murder case of Ali Akbar, a minor oil trader and a hired motorcycle driver in Gopalganj. Besides, each accused was also fined Rs 1 lakh. Gopalganj Additional Sessions Judge Judge Md. Abbas Uddin gave the verdict. Accused Suman Molla and Nuru Faraji rented Ali Akbar’s motorcycle from Mahua intersection of Kotalipara upazila on 22 May 2008. The next day, police recovered Akbar’s body from the roadside in Habibnagar area of Sadar Upazila. In this incident, on the same day, his brother Ali Ahmed filed a case at Gopalganj Sadar Police Station.