8 sentenced to death by hanging for killing BCL leader
Published : Monday, 29 May, 2023 at 1:27 PM Count : 837
A court in Laxmipur on Monday sentenced eight people to death by hanging for killing Chhatra League leader Mehedi Hasan Jashim by firing in 2013.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Amina Farhin pronounced the judgement around 11:30am.
The condemned convicts are Ali Hossain Bachchu, 43, Mostafa, 43, Khokon, 48, Abul Hossain, 68, Mobarak Ullah, 61, Kabir Hossain Ripon, 26, Jafar Ahmed, 61, and Hizbur Rahman Shawpan, 40.
Police have submitted chargesheet against 12 accused in the case. Of them, four died. During the judgement, seven accused were present in the court.
Convict Shawpan is absconding, the court sources said.
Slain Jashim was literary affairs secretary of Chandraganj Kafil Uddin Degree College. He was son of Mofiz Ullah of Sadar upazila.
According to the prosecution, Mofiz Ulla of Srirampur village had longstanding enmity with Mubarak Ulla and Ali Hossain Bachchu over a piece of land.
As a sequel, Mubarak and his supporters beat Mofiz Ullah and his family members on January 7, 2013. Later, a case was filed over the incident.
On February 10, Jashim went to his relative's house in Radhapur village and stayed there. The accused entered the house by breaking the window grill at night and shot Jasim, leaving him seriously injured.
Jashim was rushed to Laxmipur Sadar Hospital where he was declared dead. The next day, a murder case was filed with Sadar Police Station following a complaint lodged by Jashim's father.