A Magura court today (June 6) sentenced three people to death for killing farmer Saheb Ali in Shalikha upazila of the district in 2002.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Court Judge Farzana Yasmin pronounced the verdict.
Additional public prosecutor (APP) Advocate Moshiar Rahman confirmed the matter.
The death-row convicts are - Abdus Sabur, son of Samshuddin Mandal, resident of Courtvag village of Shalikha upazila, Habibur Rahman, son of Gahar Munsi, resident of the same village, Bulu Miah, son of Emanuddin of the same village.
According to the case details, on March 8, 2002, Sahib Ali and his father Amjad Ali were going to their own crop fields in Kotbhag village for agricultural work. the convicts blocked their way in primary school ground area and killed Saheb Ali with sharp weapons.
Saheb Ali's father Amjad Ali filed a case with Shalikha police station accusing 36 people including Abdus Sabur.
Later, police submitted a charge sheet against the accused in this case.
After examining the record and witnesses, the court found three of them guilty and acquitted 32 other accused. One of the accused named Zakir Hussain has already died.
BDST: 1952 HRS, JUNE 06, 2023