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14 get life term for murder during robbery in Lakshmipur

  • Published at 10:24 pm April 18th, 2018
  • Last updated at 11:10 am April 22nd, 2018
14 get life term for murder during robbery in Lakshmipur
A Lakshmipur court on Wednesday sentenced 14 people to life in prison each, for killing a college student in the district’s Sadar upazila while committing robbery in a house in 2011. Among the convicts, five were tried in absentia. According to the prosecution, a gang of robbers attacked the house of Kartik Paul at the upazila’s Kajir Dighirpar on July 2 in 2011. Being obstructed, they opened fire on Dipta Paul, son of Kartik and a college student, leaving him dead on the spot, and looted valuables, gold and cash. Dipta’s uncle Sanjay Paul also suffered bullet injuries. Later, the victim’s father filed a murder and robbery case accusing 15 people on July 3 with Sadar Police Station. Police submitted a charge sheet in April 2013 against 14 people. After examining all the records and 22 witnesses, Lakshmipur additional district and sessions judge Nazmul Huda Talukder handed down the verdict.