Rangpur, Mar 18: A Rangpur court has sentenced seven members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to death for their involvement with the killing of a khadem of a shrine in Kaunia Upazila in 2015.Rangpur Special tribunal’s Judge Naresh Chandra Sarker passed the order on Sunday around 12pm.
The court also acquitted six people in the case.
The death-row convicts are Masud Rana, Esahak Ali, Litan Mian, Sarwar Hossain, Sadat alias Ratan, Taufikul Islam, Abu Sayeed, Shakhawat Hossain, Jahangir Hossain, Bijoy alias Ali, Babul Akhter, Najibul Islam and Chandu Mian.
Of them Najubul and Chandu are on run.
A group of assailants slaughtered Khadem of Tepamadhupur ‘Mazar’ (shrine) Rahamat Ali, 60, of village Tepamadhupur under Kaunia upazila while he was returning home from a local Bazar at night on November 10, 2015.
Later, Shafikul Islam, son of the deceased, filed a murder case in this connection with Kawnia police station.
After investigation into the case, Kaunia Police Station submitted charge sheet under section 302/34/109 of penal code to the court against the 13 accused persons on July 3, 2016.