Nur Hossain, the death row convict of the sensational Narayanganj seven-murder case, has filed an appeal with the High Court challenging his death sentence by a lower court.
On January 16, a Narayanganj court sentenced 26 people, including Nur Hossain and 19 RAB members, to death in the grisly, politically motivated killings of seven people in 2014.
“We have submitted the appeal with the respective department of the court,” Nur Hossain’s lawyer Lutfar Rahman Akanda confirmed it to the Dhaka Tribune on Monday.
Nur Hossain, in his 72-page appeal petition, has sought acquittal from the case.
The main suspect, Nur Hossain, was found guilty of hiring a local commander and members of the elite Rapid Action Battalion to kill his rival to establish supremacy in local politics and business.
Nur Hossain was a ruling Awami League party member who allegedly controlled many establishments and illicit drug businesses in Narayanganj.
The nation was shocked after bodies of seven people were found floating in Shitalakhya River with bellies sliced open on April 27 of 2014.