Youth receives death sentence for friend’s murder

Youth receives death sentence for friend’s murder

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Chittagong  – A court on Thursday convicted and sentenced a young man to death for the 2011 murder of his friend in the Lalkhan area of the port city.Jahed Mahmud, 26, a resident of Baghmoniram area of the city, is said to have taken his friend Kafil Uddin, then a 2nd year student at the International Islamic University, to a hill on the south side of Jamiatul Falah Mosque in Lalkhan following dinner at a local restaurant on December 18, 2011.There he later strangulated Kafil, before snatching his laptop and cash. Police recovered Kafil’s body from the hill on December 19. The same day, Kafil’s father Mohammad Rafiq filed a case with the Kotowali Model Police Station.Jahed was put under arrest in connection with the murder same days  later, and the Police submitted the chargesheet accusing him on May 3, 2012.After examining the records and 11 witnesses, Additional Session’s  Judge Mohammad Shah-e Nur handed down the verdict. (UNB)

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