3 get life term for Rajshahi BCL leader Rabiul murder
A trial tribunal convicted three persons and sentenced them to life in prison on charge of killing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader Rabiul Islam in Rajshahi city around six years back.
The convicts, Setu Islam, 30, Md Babla, 27, and Md Sohag, 26, were also fined Taka 10,000 each, in default, to suffer six months more behind the bar.
The court found them guilty of murdering Rabiul Islam, the then vice-president of Rajshahi University School and College unit of BCL, and handed the verdict this noon.
Seven other accused of the case were acquitted as the charge brought against them could not be proved beyond doubt.
Rajshahi Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Anup Kumar Roy pronounced the verdict on Wednesday morning in presence of all the accused excepting Setu Islam who remains absconding for long.
According to the prosecution story, in brief, the accused stabbed Rabiul Islam at Rajshahi University’s Fine Arts Institute ground indiscriminately on April 14, 2013 as a consequence of previous enmity.
He was immediately rushed to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries within a few seconds of reaching there.
Shafiqul Islam, elder brother of the victim, had lodged a case with Boalia Police Station on the following day. Upon completion investigation, police pressed charges accusing ten persons on May 10, 2014.
After examining recorded deposition of 19 prosecution witnesses and other relevant evidences, the tribunal handed down the verdict.
Special Public Prosecutor Entajul Haque Babu conducted the case on behalf of the state while Advocates Abu Bakkar and Roisul Islam defended the accused.