5 sentenced to death for killing colleague’s son

A court of Dhaka Wednesday awarded death sentence to five employees of Mitford Hospital and life imprisonment to three others for killing their colleague’s son in 1999.
Judge Md ruhul Amin of the Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Dhaka pronounced the verdict on Wednesday afternoon.The death row convicts are – Dulal alias Alo, Belal, Sharif Mahmud alis Panna, Amzad Hossain and Oli Ullah Khan alias Bulbul. Of them, Sharif, Amzad and Bulbul are on the run.
The life term sentenced convicts are Mohammad Sumon alias Pagla Sumon, Mohammad Salauddin alias Sujan and Zaved Mia. The convicts are fourth class staff of the hospital.
The court fined the convicts Tk10,000 each, and in default the life term imprisoned convicts will suffer one more year in the jail. The court acquitted seven other accused of the case as the charges against them were not proved beyond all doubts.
The case record says that the convicts killed Khorshed Alam at a place behind Sir Sollimullah Medical College Hospital on May 22, 1999 in connection with a feud with the victim’s father, Mohammad Siddiqur Rahman. – Court Correspondent