Two get life term for murder in Sirajganj
SIRAJGANJ, Feb 13: A local court on Tuesday afternoon sentenced two people to life term imprisonment and fined each Taka 10,000, in default to suffer five months more in jail for murder in 1994.
District and Sessions Judge Fahmida Kader announced the verdict.
The convicts are: Atab Ali, 45, son of Fakir Chand, and Selim Uddin, 43, son of Abdur Rahman of Balshabari Village under Ullahpara Upazila of the district.
Of them, Atab Ali has remained fugitive. The court issued arrest warrant against him.
As per the case, some unknown youths abducted Rafiqul Islam, son of Belayet Hossen on October 11, 1994. Later, they demanded Taka 2 lakh to the victim's family as ransom. As the family failed to pay the ransom, the miscreants killed Rafiqul.
His father filed a case accusing some unnamed people. After investigation, police filed charge sheet on April 24, 1997 accusing five.
Later, the court delivered the verdict.