23 January 2020 :
A Brahmanbaria court on 6 January 2020 sentenced four people to death for killing a businessman from Old Dhaka in 2014.
District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Safiul Azam announced the verdict.
Abdul Hannar Bahar, 45, a businessman of Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar, was pushed into a river to death in Bancharampur Upazila’s Ujanchar area in 2014.
The convicts are: Md Nuru Mia, Md Ziaul Haque, Lokman Khan and Md Kadir Hossain. Of them, Ziaul was present in the court to hear the verdict.
Three others convicts are still at large.
Lokman asked Hannar to come to his in-laws and tricked him into boarding a boat. Later, Lokman and his accomplices pinned him down in the boat and demanded a ransom from Hannar’s family.
The criminals pushed Hannar into the Titas River to death. Police retrieved the body from the river after two days, the case dossier said.