Eskaton double murder case verdict deferred

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Dhaka, May 08: A Dhaka court on Tuesday deferred its verdict against Bakhtiar Alam Rony, son of Awami League MP Pinu Khan, in Eskaton double murder case.Judge Md Al Mamun of Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court No-1 said that the court would hear arguments again on its suo moto power.

The date for the next hearing will be announced later, the judge said.

On April 13 in 2015, Rony, said to be a drug addict, opened fire on people indiscriminately near Janakantha Bhaban in New Eskaton area from his car, leaving two people – rickshaw-puller Abdul Hakim and Janakantha’s auto-rickshaw driver Yakub – injured with bullets.

Hakim succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on April 15 while Yeakub died at the hospital on April 23.

On April 15, a case was filed with Ramna police station against unidentified people in this connection.

On June 1, law enforces arrested Rony from his Dhanmondi residence in connection with the firing.