8 get life term for killing Jubo League leader in Jhenidah
A court in Jhenidah on Monday sentenced eight persons to life imprisonment for killing a Jubo League leader at Sadar upazila in 2010.
The convicts are: Shanti Hossain, Abdul Karim, Lavlu, Abu Zahid Moni, Mizanur Rahman, Ibrahim Khalil alias Idris, Mukul, and Nasir.
They were also fined Tk 5,000 each in the case, in default, to serve six months more in jail.
Additional District and Sessions Court Judge Md Shawkat Hossain handed down the verdict.
However, the court also sentenced them eight in seven years' imprisonment in another case filed under Explosive Substances Act.
The court acquitted three other accused-- Ganna union parishad chairman Nasir Uddin as charges against him were not proved, and Mashiar Rahman, and Ujjal Hossain due to their death during the trial proceedings.
According to the prosecution, Jakir Hossain, the joint convener of Ganna union unit Jubo League, was shot to death by miscreants on his way to home at Kashimnagar village under the union on July 7, 2010.
The deceased's father-in-law Sirajul Islam lodged two separate cases-- a murder case and another under the Explosive Substances Act--with Jhenidah Sadar Police Station.
After examining records and 19 witnesses, the court handed down the verdict.