08 May 2018 :
The High Court handed down death penalty to two people and life-term jail to two others for the killing of Ashikur Rahman Khan Apu, an A-level student, in Dhaka’s Wari area in 2008.
The HC bench of Justice Md Ruhul Quddus and Justice Bhishma Dev Chakrabortty came up with the verdict after hearing the death reference of the case and the appeals filed by the convicted accused challenging the trial verdict on them.
Deputy Attorney General Moniruzzaman Rubel said the HC upheld the death penalty of Monjurul Abedin Russell and Nawshad Hossain Mollah alias Robin as they were directly involved in the killing and the allegations brought against them were proved beyond reasonable doubt.
Apu was shot dead and his two brothers Arifur Rahman Khan Setu and Atikur Rahman Khan Bappy were injured in a gun attack in front of their house at Wari locality on May 23, 2008.
The lower court rewarded life imprisonment to Mahbub and Biplob and it will remain in force, DAG Moniruzzaman said.