5 to die in Rajshahi Raju murder case

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A trial tribunal on Tuesday convicted five persons and sentenced them to death in the sensational Raju murder case in Rajshahi city over eleven years back.

Rajshahi Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Anup Kumar handed down the verdict afte he found them guilty of the murder and pronounced the capital punishment against them in their presence in the court.

The tribunal also fined them Tk 10,000 each.

Public Prosecutor Entajul Haque identified the convicts as Azizur Rahman alias Rajan, Sazzad Hossainj alias Saju, Muhammad Rinku alias Boya, Ismail Hossain and Mahabubur Rashid alias Rentu.

Nine other accused in the case were acquitted as the charge brought against them could not be proved beyond doubt.

On March 15, 2010 the prosecution story, in brief, is that the accused stabbed Raju Ahmed indiscriminately at his mobile phone shop in Rajshahi New Market area  as sequel to a previous enmity over a piece of disputed land.

Raju succumbed to his injuries at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital on the same day.

Advocate Entajul Haque said Eshar Uddin, father of the victim, had lodged a case with Boalia Police Station next day.