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Blogger Washiqur murder case: Court fixes Oct 27 to deliver verdict

A Dhaka court on Sunday fixed October 27 for delivering its verdict in a case filed over the murder of blogger Washiqur Rahman Babu.

 

Dhaka’s Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court Judge Md Rabiul Alam set the date after the end of argument hearing of both prosecution and defence.

 

Three of the five accused — Zikrullah alias Hasan, Md Ariful Islam alias Arif alias Mushfiq, and Md Saiful Islam alias Mansur–,who are now in jail, appeared before the court during the hearings of the case.

 

Two others — Akram Hossain Hasib alias Abdullah and Junayed alias Taher — are on the run.

 

Earlier on July 20, 2016, the court framed charges against the five members of the banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) in the case.

 

On September 2, 2015, DB inspector Moshiur Rahman, the investigation officer (IO) of the case, submitted the charge sheet against the five accused to court in the case.

 

Blogger Washiqur Rahman Babu, 26, who was also an employee of Far East Travels Ltd, was stabbed by a group of assailants, near South Begunbari Jame Mosque under Tejgaon Industrial police station on 30 March 2015.

 

Police rescued injured Washiqur and took him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where doctors declared him dead.

 

Source: United News of Bangladesh