Three to walk gallows, seven get life for killing ex-JU student

Published: June 19, 2019 15:56:13 | Updated: June 19, 2019 20:36:19

Ershadul Islam Choyon died while trying to protect his mother and sister during an attack on their house on December 2, 2005 (Photo: UNB)

A Kishoreganj court on Wednesday handed the death penalty to three people and seven others to life in prison for killing former Jahangirnagar University (JU) student 14 years ago.

Convicts who were sentenced to death are - Abdul Awal, Al-Amin and Sufol. Awal and Sufol are absconding, reports UNB.

Those given life imprisonment are - Abdul Karim, Safia Khatun, Abdul Kadir Fakir, Sohel, Ripa Akter, Johura Khatun alias Anufa, and Abdur Rauf Fakir alias Rup Mia.

Kishoreganj's First Additional District and Sessions Court also fined the convicts Tk 500,000 each.

Ershadul Islam Choyon, who studied management from the JU, was the only son of Jahirul Islam and Momena Khatun. He was killed on December 2, 2005, two days before he was scheduled to join as station master at the railways.

The attack occurred in Hossainpur Upazila's Tansidla village. The convicts attacked Choyon's house in broad daylight with sharp weapons.

He was stabbed and slashed when he tried to protect his mother and sister during the attack, according to case details.

He was mortally wounded in the attack and doctors at Hossainpur Upazila Hospital pronounced him dead when he was taken there.

Choyon's father Jahirul Islam filed a case against nine persons with Hossainpur police on the night of the incident. Police pressed charges against 11 persons on February 28 the next year.

One of the accused was dropped from the chargesheet after his death during trial proceedings.

Choyon's parents said they were satisfied with the verdict.

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