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Eskaton double murder verdict Thursday

  • Published at 04:03 pm October 3rd, 2018
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According to the charge sheet, a drunken Rony indiscriminately fired gunshots from his car near the Dilu Road area of New Eskaton in Dhaka on April 13, 2015

A Dhaka court will deliver the verdict of a murder case filed against the son of an Awami League lawmaker Pinu Khan on Thursday, for allegedly killing two people in the new Eskaton area in the capital, in 2015.

Additional Public Prosecutor SM Zahid Sardar confirmed the news on Wednesday.

Earlier March 6, 2016, charges were framed against the accused Bakhtiar Alam Rony, after he was arrested on May 30, 2015. 

Detective Branch Sub-Inspector Dipak Kumar Das, also investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet against Rony under section 302 of penal code on July 21 of the same year he was arrested.

On September 19 this year, Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court 2 Judge Md Monjurul Imam fixed the date after hearing further arguments from both sides - prosecution and defense.

However, the verdict was supposed to be given on May 8, but was deferred as the Judge at that time Md Al Mamun, was unable to prepare the judgment.

A total of 28 out of 37 prosecution witnesses testified in the case.

According to the charge sheet, a drunken Rony indiscriminately fired gunshots from his car near the Dilu Road area of New Eskaton in Dhaka on April 13, 2015.

Rickshaw-puller Abdul Hakim and auto-rickshaw driver Yakub were both injured in the incident. Hakim succumbed to his injuries at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on April 15. Yakub also died on April 23.

Hakim’s mother Monowara Begum filed the murder case on April 15, 2015.

Rony was arrested on May 30, 2015, based on information provided by his driver Imran Fakir. Rony’s friends Tiger Kamal and Md Jahangir, who were present in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, also gave judicial statements before the court.

On July 2, 2015, a Dhaka court sent Rony to jail after rejecting his bail petition.

Rony obtained a license for the firearm used in the shooting from the Dhaka District Administration in March, 2010, on the grounds of personal security. 

In June, 2015, a Supreme Court lawyer sent a legal notice to the home secretary and the deputy commissioner of Dhaka to cancel Rony’s firearm licence.

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