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6 to die for killing Krishok League leader

A court in Chittagong has sentenced six persons to death on charge of killing a Krishok League leader Oliullah Mridha of Chandpur district. “The judge of Chittagong Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal Md Mohitul Haque Eman Chowdhury handed down the verdict after the court found guilty against the six persons in connection with the killing,” Public Prosecutor (PP) Advocate Ayub Khan told the Dhaka Tribune. The court also acquitted four other persons of the charge, said the PP. The death convicted are--Md Abdul Hamid, Md Mehedi Hasan Shakil, Md Gowrob, Md Abdul Kader, Md Nazmul Hasan Sarfin and Md Harun Mridha, said court sources. All the convicted are on the run after the murder. The acquitted persons are Md Akter, Md Moazzem, Abu Taher and Md Jakir. PP Ayub Khan said: “The court passed the death penalty for the six as they were found guilty beyond doubt after examining all the records and witnesses while the court also fined them Tk5,000 each.” A total of 15 witnesses had testified in the murder case, said the PP. According to the case statement, Krishok League leader Oliuddlah Mridha was hacked to death by miscreants near his house at Shangkarpur village under Kachua upazila of Chandpur district on July 29 in 2014 over dispute on a piece of land. Later, his wife Joynab Begum registered a case with the Kachuya police station accusing 10 persons for killing her husband on the following day. Police had pressed the charge against the accused on January 31 in 2015 after investigation while a court of Chandpur had indicted the ten on January 6 in 2016. Later, the case was shifted to the Chittagong Division Speedy Trial Tribunal. The plaintiff of the case Joynab Begum told journalists at the court premises that her husband had involved with the politics of Awami League while he was the president of upazila unit Krishok League during the incident.