Five to die for killing Saudi diplomat

A Dhaka court sentenced five people to death on Sunday for murdering
Saudi Arabia embassy official Khalaf Al Ali.Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 Judge Mohammad Motahar Hossain
pronounced the verdict.
Khalaf, 45, a non-diplomatic official with the consular section of the
embassy, was shot near his Gulshan residence on the night of Mar 5. He
succumbed to his injuries a few hours later. A forensic report said
the embassy official had died of excessive bleeding.
The police arrested four people in connection with the murder on July 25.
Assistant Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Detective
Branch, Obaidul Haque, submitted a charge-sheet to the Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Sep 20.
On Oct 31, a Dhaka court framed charges against five accused in the
murder case. They are Saiful Islam Mamun, Al Amin, Akbar Ali, Rafiqul
Islam and Selim Chowdhury. Chowdhury is currently absconding.
Al Amin, one of the accused, made a confessional statement at the CMM
court on Sep 20. He said he, along with four others, were present
during the murder, when an accused Saiful shot Khalaf.

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