7 get death for killing Khadem in Rangpur

Staff Correspondent | banglanews24.com
Update: 2018-03-18
7 get death for killing Khadem in Rangpur
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RANGPUR: A Rangpur court on Sunday (March 18) sentenced seven persons to death in a case filed over killing a khadem of a shrine in Kaunia area in 2015.

All the convicts are members of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

Besides, six others were proven innocent and acquitted.

Judge Naresh Chandra Sarker of Rangpur special judge court announced the verdict Sunday (March 18).

A total of 13 persons were indicted in the case. Nine of them are in jail while the rest others absconding.

Khadem Rahmat Ali of a mazar sharif in Choitar mor area under Madhupur union in Kaunia upazila was found dead with throat-slit on the night of November 10, 2015.  

The 60-year-old khadem was also a local leader of Awami League. 

Police pressed charges against 13 persons over the killing on July 3, 2017.

BDST: 1411 HRS, MAR 18, 2018

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