Five men have been sentenced to death for the murder of farmer Yasin Ali in Bogura almost 13 years ago.
District and Sessions Judge Naresh Chandra Sarkar passed the verdict on Thursday.
Four others were also sentenced to prison for different terms.
The recipients of the capital punishment are Ismail Hossain, his two sons Mamun and Zulfikar, his brother Abdur Rahim and Sirajul Islam. They have also been fined Tk 20,000 each.
A total of 19 people were tried in the case but 10 were acquitted after the charges against them could not be proved.
According to the case dossier, Bahadurpur village resident Yasin Ali, 64, started a case against nine people on Jun 3, 2006 after Tk 80,000 was stolen from the funds of a cooperative association in the village.
The suspects in the case were arrested but were subsequently released on bail. They later set out to attack and vandalise Yasin Ali’s home. But when Yasin attempted to stop them, he was beaten to death by the assailants.
Yasin’s wife Anwara Begum initiated a murder case with the Gabtoli Police later that same day. SI Sanwar Hossain later submitted a charge sheet against 19 suspects following an investigation.
After a prolonged hearing, the court on Thursday returned a guilty verdict against nine of the accused in the case, reports bdnews24.com.
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