13 sentenced to death in Savar students' lynching case

Published : 02 Dec 2021, 15:48

Sahos Desk

A court here today sentenced 13 people to death and 19 others to life imprisonment in a case lodged over lynching six students on suspicion of being dacoits in Aminbazar, Savar in 2011.

Dhaka 2nd Additional District and Session Judge Ismat Jahan pronounced the judgement today.

The court on November 22 set date today for pronouncing judgement in the case as both prosecution and defence concluded their arguments on that day.

The six victims are - Shams Rahim Shamim, 18, Touhidur Rahman Palash, 20, Ibrahim Khalil, 21, Kamruzzaman Kanto, 16, Tipu Sultan, 19 and Sitab Jabir Munib, 20.

A total of 55 witnesses out of the 92 have testified before the court in the case.

The students were brutally beaten to death in village Borodeshi in Aminbazar, on the night of Shab-e-Barat on July 17, 2011. The killers then filed a robbery case against the deceased with Savar Model Police Station.

Police on the other hand filed another case against 600 villagers for killing the students.

The charge sheet in the case was filed against 60 on January 7, 2013, while Dhaka 2nd Additional District and Sessions Judge Md Helal Uddin on July 8, 2013, framed charges against them. Of the 60 accused, three people have died of natural causes during the trial stage.

Source: BSS

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