A Dhaka Court on Wednesday sentenced four people to death for killing a machine operator of a garment factory in Ashulia.
Dhaka Additional District and Sessions Judge Ismet Ara handed down the verdict, said Shakila Jiasmin Mitu, counsel for the state.
The death row convicts are- Sohel Rana, Farhad Hossain, Md Ashikur Rahman and Md Nazrul Islam.
All of the convicts were fined Tk 20,000 each, in default, to serve six months more imprisonment.
Besides, the court fined them Tk 10,000 each, in default, to suffer five years more imprisonment as they demanded ransom.
According to the case documents, Md Tanim, a machine operator of a garment factory in Ashulia, went missing on July 22 in 2017. Police recovered his body from a jungle near Khagan village in Ashulia three days later.
However,police could not identify the body and filed an unnatural death case in this regard.
Meanwhile, Tanim’s wife Nurunnahar filed a general diary at Kafrul Police Station on August 10 in the same year.
On the other hand, Tanim’s mother Saida Sultana filed another case at Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court against Sohel alleging abduction and demanding ransom.
Ashulia police station was directed to take the case.
The investigation revealed that the convicts recorded Tanim’s voice on a mobile phone and used the recording to demand money from Tanim’s mother . They also promised to let him go if she gave the ransom.
Source: United News of Bangladesh