25 get life for murder in 3 districts

25 get life for murder in 3 districts

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Dhaka  – Some 25 people including a woman were awarded life terms in prison by separate courts in Narail, Chittagong and Pirojpur districts on Sunday.In Narail, a court here on Sunday convicted 23 people and sentenced them to life term imprisonment in a case filed for killing two people including a Jubo League man in 1995,UNB News Agency Reported.
Narail District and Session Judge Abul Bashar Munshi passed the order in presence of the 19 accused in the dock – the other four were tried in absentia. The court also sentenced each of them to three years jail for another section.According to the prosecution, Shaheen Mollah, a Jubo League activist and SM Anwarul Azad Lichu of Kalia upazila were brutally killed by the convicts over previous enmity at Gazirhat Bazar in the upazila on April 14, 1995.SM Anwarul Bashar, brother of Lichu filed a case against 29 people.Police submitted chargesheet against 29 people. Of the 29 accused,six died during the trial.Additional security measures have been taken in the court area following the verdict.In Chittagong, Judge Mohammad Nur-e-Alam of Chittagong 5th Additional District and Session Judge sentenced a man to life imprisonment for killing his brother-in-law in 2007.The court also fined the convict Nipat Karmakar, a worker of a tea estate of Fatikchhari upazila, Tk 20,000, in default of which he is to suffer another year in jail.According to the prosecution, Harimohon Roy, a worker of the tea estate and a brother-in-law of the convict, was beaten to death by him over a family feud, on way to the workplace on October 3, 2007.Police submitted chargesheet against Nipat on March 13, 2008. After examining records and 18 witnesses the court handed down the verdict.In Pirojpur, a woman was sentenced to life for killing her step daughter in 2010.Pirojpur District and Session Judge handed down the verdict and fined Tk 10,000 to Mariam Begum, second wife of Alamgir Hossain of
Nesarabad upazila, in default, to suffer six months more of rigorous imprisonment.According to the prosecution, Afifa, a daughter of Alamgir and his first wife Marufa Akter, was drowned to death by her stepmother Mariam on June 23, 2010.Police submitted chargesheet against Mariam on April 30, 2012.

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