A Dhaka court on Sunday awarded death sentence to six people for killing school teacher Anil Kumar Das and his wife Kalpana Rani Das at their Tangail home in 2017.
Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 passed the order.
The death row convicts are- Swapan Kumar Das, Zahidul Islam, Md Farhad, Md Moniruzzaman Bhuiyan, Manjurul Islam and Shoyan Mia.
Convicted Swapan is the half-brother of slain Anil Kumar Das.
According to case statements, on the night of July 27, 2017, Swapan along with five men entered Anil's house at Rasulpur village in Tangail sadar, and pressured him to sign a deed handing over a property.
As Anil refused to comply, the six men smothered the 70-year-old to death using a pillow. Later they killed Anil's wife Kalpana, 55, in a similar fashion as she walked in on them.
Their bodies were recovered the next morning from a covered well next to their house.
Later, the couple's son Nirmal Kumar Das filed a case with Tangail Model police station accusing unnamed people.
BDST: 1403 HRS, SEP 13, 2020