Vol. 4 Num 232 Sun. January 18, 2004  

3 killers get life term in Bogra

Three people were awarded life term imprisonment by a court here for killing a Diploma-in-Commerce student on Wednesday.

First Additional District and Sessions Judge Khandoker Emdaul Hasan convicted them for killing Nazmul Hossain Nazlu in a crowded court. The court also acquitted 10 persons due to lack of sufficient evidence.

The convicts are: Masud, son of Mokbul Hossain Akhand of Kamalpur Shahpara village in Sariakandi upazila, Zakir Hossain, son of Sadek Ali of Pakuria village in the same upazila and Belal Hossain, son of Zoynal Uddin of Kadamtoli village in Gabtoli upazila, Bogra. However, Zakir Hossain has been absconding. His punishment would be executed from the day of his arrest.

Nazlu, a diploma student of the National Training and Research Academy for Multilingual Shorthand (NTRAMS) and the convicts had a quarrel at Madhu Cinema Hall in Bogra town over purchase of tickets. At one stage Nazlu beat the accused.

After the incident a group of miscreants with three accused first intercepted Nazlu at Lichutola intersection at Majhira upazila in the morning on April 6 in 1995 when he was going to NATRAMS. They started beating Nazlu and stabbed him before fleeing.

Locals rescued him in an unconscious state and shifted him to Bogra Mohammad Ali Hospital, where the attending doctors declared him dead. Later, Abdul Gafur, father of the victim filed a murder case accusing 13 persons.