Judge Shahana Haque Siddiqua delivered the verdict in the presence of the condemned convicts
A Manikganj court yesterday sentenced five people to death and acquitted thirteen others in a case filed over the murder of union parishad member Ashraf Ali in Ghior upazila of Manikganj in 2013.
Judge Shahana Haque Siddiqua delivered the verdict in the presence of the condemned convicts.
The five convicts are Manjur Rahman, 17, Moazzem Hossain, 35, Md Babul Miah, 34, Azizul Haque, 22, and Feli Begum, 18.
Meanwhile, 13 accused were acquitted from the charges.
Prosecutor Niranjan Bosak said the accused attacked Asharaf Ali with lethal weapons on June 18, 2013, in Fulhara village under Ghio upazila in connection with a land dispute. The next day, Ali died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Dhaka.
The victim's brother Monsur Ali lodged the case with Ghior Police Station on June 20, accusing 25 people of involvement in the crime.
The case investigation officer, deputy police inspector Hasmat Ali, submitted a chargesheet against 18 accused on May 31, 2014.