Manikganj, May 17 (UNB) – A Manikganj court on Tuesday sentenced two people to death and four others to life imprisonment for killing a private car driver in 2011.
Manikganj Additional District and Session Judge Utpal Bhattacharya handed down the punishment and fined each of the convicts Tk 50,000.
The condemned convicts were identified as Omar Hossain Saiful and Arifuzzaman Sajib. Both of them were tried in absentia.
The lifers are Abdullah Al Mamun, Farhad Hossain, Mohammad Ali Shimanto and Azim Khan. Of them Shimanto was tried in absentia.
According to the prosecution, Jahangir Alam, son of Mokhlesur Rahman of Haluaghat in Mymensingh district was strangled to death by the convicts at Kusanda in Ghior upazila of Manikganj district on January 28, 2011.
Police filed an FIR in this connection and later filed a murder case.
Later, police arrested six people for their alleged involvement in the killing.
Police submitted chargesheet against six people on February 26, 2012.