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One gets death for murder in Natore

Published: August 09, 2017 13:35:27 | Updated: October 24, 2017 08:13:16

One gets death for murder in Natore

A court in Natore sentenced a man to death for shooting man to death 11 years ago.

On the afternoon of Oct 2 2006, Baraigram Upazila resident Umed Ali was shot three times during a village arbitration, reports bdnews24.com.

Citing court documents, Public Prosecutor Abdul Hai said Tofazzal Hossain Nizam shot him in front of at least 200 people during the arbitration over theft allegations.

Ali died while being taken to the local hospital.

The victim's family started a murder case, after which the local police pressed charges against 22 people.

On Wednesday, the court of additional sessions judge convicted Nizam and awarded him the death penalty.

It acquitted the 21 others suspects as charges against them could not be proven beyond doubt.

In its verdict, the court described the incident as a 'cold-blooded murder', said Prosecutor Hai.

"The court ordered capital punishment for the convict as it was a cold-blooded murder in front of 200 to 300 people."

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