Vol. 5 Num 70 Thu. August 05, 2004  

Mamun Murder
Two Ctg BCL activists to die, two others get life

The Speedy Trial Tribunal, Chittagong, yesterday sentenced two Bangladesh Chhatra League activists to death and two others to life imprisonment for killing BCL leader Ataur Rahman Mamun of Islamia Degree College in 1997.

Judge M Hasan Imam passed the death sentence on Ratan Sikder and Mohammad Rizwan. The other convicts are Satyajit Pal and Monzur Ahmad alias Monzu.

The tribunal, however, acquitted four other accused -- Jahidul Islam Selim, Antu Barua, Syed Noor and Milan Das.

According to the prosecution, the accused sprayed bullets on BCL leader Ataur Rahman Mamun and his friend Tarek Hossain at Chatteshwari Road on April 20 in 1997 when they were going to a private clinic by an autorickshaw to see an ailing relative.

Local people rushed them to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where the doctors declared Mamun dead.

The attack was a sequel to an internal feud.

Zillur Rahman, elder brother of Mamun, filed a case with Kotwali police the same night.

Tarek also gave specific information under section 164, which helped the investigation officer (IO) make a breakthrough in the case.

The IO submitted the charge sheet on April 4, 1999 against eight people. The case was transferred to Speedy Trial Tribunal in June this year.

Meanwhile, Tarek was abducted and killed on August 10 in 1999 and a case in this regard is under trial.