A court in Khulna on Thursday sentenced seven people to life imprisonment for killing a man in Dumuria upazila in 2007.
The convicts are Pradip Saha, 52, son of Narayan Chandra Saha, Bikash Biswash, 26, son of Sachin Biswash, Kartik Biswash, 25, son of Suresh Biswash, Tapan Shikdar, 30, son of Hari Das Shikdar, Motilal Shikdar, 40, son of Kalidas Shikdar, and Suvash Biswash, 39, and Romesh Biswash, 36, sons of Amulya Biswash.
Pradip and Suvash were present in the dock when the judgment was pronounced while the rest were tried in absentia.
The court also fined each of them Tk 10,000 and in case of failure to pay the fine, they will have to suffer two more months in jail.
According to the prosecution, the convicts shot Sukumar Biswash to death and hacked several people on January 21, 2007 over occupying a water body, reports UNB.
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