Six JMB men to die for killing freedom fighter in Kurigram
Six members of Jamaat-ul Mujahedin Bangladesh (JMB) have been sentenced to death by hanging in valiant freedom fighter Hossain Ali murder case in Kurigram district.
Kurigram District and Sessions Judge Abdul Mannan pronounced the verdict on Thursday.
The six convicted JMB member are Jahangir alias Rajib alias Rajib Gandhi, Riazul Islam alias Mehedi, Golam Rabbani, Hasan Firoz alias Mokhles, Mahbub Hasan Milon alias Hasan, and Abu Nasir alias Rubel.
Except Riazul Islam alias Mehedi, all other five convicts were present at the court.
The case statement reveals that a case was filed accusing 10 JMB members in freedom fighter Hossain Ali murder case. Four of the accused were killed in police firing before and after submission of the chargesheet. Because of it, they were relieved of the case.
The court framed a charge against rest of the six accused for their involvement in the killing, while two seperate charges were framed against Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, Md Riazul Islam alias Mehedi and Golam Rabbani under the Explosives Act.
At about 7:00am on March 22, 2016, valiant freedom-fighter Hossain Ali came out of home for morning walk at Gorer Paar area in Kurigram district town. At that time, militants suddenly came out of hiding and killed him stabbing indiscriminately.
Later, the militants fled away exploding home-made bombs at different places in order to create a dreadful situation. In connection with Hossain Ali's murder, his son Ruhul Amin Azad filed two seperate cases--one for murder and another under the Explosive Act--with Kurigram Sadar Police Station on that very day.
On November 5 of the same year, chargesheets in the cases were submitted to court. On October 21, 2018, charges were framed in the cases at the court. Depositions of 21, out of 32, accused were recorded in the case.
Kurigram's public prosecutor (PP) SM Abraham Lincon told media that they received cooperation from the state, police and prosecution to prove the murder case. The killers tried to push the state and government into trouble by committing such a brutal murder in planned way giving misinterpretation of religion.