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14 get life term imprisonment for murder in Comilla

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A court here on Monday convicted 14 people and sentenced them to life term imprisonment for killing a youth in 1999.The lifers are Ali Ahmed, Abul Bashar, Shafiqur Rahman, Sirajul Islam, Rafiq Mia, Raja Mia, Mohammad Ali, Abdur Razzak, Abdur Rahman, Mohon Mia, Doulat Ahmed, Bahar Mia, Najir Ahmed and Abdul Karim. Of them, Bahar Mia, Najir Ahmed and Abdul Karim were tried in absentia.
According to the prosecution, a group of miscreants intercepted a bicycle carrying Matiur Rahman Babul, 25, son of Nazimuddin at Lalbagh in Sadar upazila, and stabbed him to death on March 21, 1999 due to previous enmity.
Later, they also gouged out the eyes of Babul and dumped the body here.
Nazimuddin filed a case against 20 people in this connection with Kotwali Police Station.
Police submitted chargesheet against 20 people on April 11, 2000.
However, five of the accused died during the trial.
After examining records and 11 witnesses, Comilla Additional District and Sessiond Judge Court-3 M Ali Ahmed pronounced the verdict acquitting an accused as allegations brought against him could not be proved.

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