Visually-impaired persons get life term for murder

Published: November 08, 2017 21:01:27 | Updated: November 09, 2017 19:34:24


A Dhaka court on Wednesday sentenced two visually-impaired people to life imprisonment and another person to seven years of jail term for killing a person with vision problem in 2011.

Judge Sayeed Ahmed of the Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 also fined the lifers -- Chunnu Sardar and Nasima Akhter -- Tk 10,000 each. In case of failure to pay the penalty, they will have to serve additional one year in jail.

Visually-impaired Roni Talukdar was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment and fined Tk 5,000, in default, to serve six months more in prison.

According to the prosecution, the convicts killed Indris Ali, also a visually-impaired man, on July 6, 2011 over sharing the money accumulated selling land of a blind welfare association.

The victim's daughter Bilkis Begum filed a case with Chawkbazar Police Station over the murder, a UNB report read.

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