Accused stabs co-accused dead in front of judge
CUMILLA, July 15: An accused in a murder case stabbed another accused to death in front of the Judge in a courtroom here during hearing on Monday. The deceased was identified as Faruk, son of Ohid Ullah of Monoharganj in the district.
Syed Nurul Islam Superintendent of Police of Cumilla said accused Hasan started stabbing Farukh with a knife indiscriminately while the hearing in the murder case was going on in the court around noon, leaving him critically injured. Faruk was taken to Cumilla Medical and College where doctors declared him dead. They were accused of killing Haji Abdul Gani in 2013. Police sources said.
The shocking incident took place in front of Judge Begum Fatema Ferdous of Cumilla Sessions Judge (third) at her courtroom. The deceased and the attacker happen to be cousins. Security was tightened on the court premises after the incident, the SP added. Hasan was arrested after the incident, he said.
Faruk and Hasan are cousins and both are accused in the murder case, the police official said. They went to the court to appear before it in connection with the case, he further said.
"At one stage of hearing, Hasan started chasing Faruk at the courtroom and stabbed him in front of Judge Fatema Ferdous as the victim tried to hide under a table inside the judge's chamber," said Public Prosecutor Liakat Ali.
Police arrested Hasan soon after the incident, Inspector Salauddin said adding that police suspect Hasan carried the knife with him when he came to the court to appear before it. The body of the victim is in police custody, the official added.