A court here on Wednesday sentenced 18 people to life term imprisonment for killing a lawyer back in 2000.
The lifers are Sunil Boidya, Subhash Mandol, Arun Biswas, Amar Sarkar, Basudeb Sarkar, Nripen Biswas, Binoy Sarder, Joyonto Sardar, Tapos Biswas, Birendra Nath alias Girendra Nath Biswas, Pulin Biswas, Madhab Biswas, Bhola Sardar, Gobinda Biswas, Sudhangsu Mandol, Bidhan Mandol, Dipak Sardar and Abdul Majid alias Malu.
The court also fined them Tk 20,000 each, in default to suffer one year more in jail.
According to the prosecution, a group of miscreants attacked Durgapada Mandol, a lawyer of Khulna District Judge’s Court, and beat him mercilessly while he was visiting agriculture fields at Laudob village in Dacope upazila on July 21, 2000, leaving him critically injured.
Injured Durgapada was admitted to Khulna Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injures.
Later, victim’s nephew Tapan Mandol filed a case with Dacope Police Station in connection with the killing on July 24, 2000.
Police submitted charge-sheet on November 06, 2005.
After examining the records and witnesses, Judge of the District Special and Sessions Judge’s Court Madina Begum pronounced the judgement. -UNB, Khulna