Friday, 25 May 2018

Two to die for RU Prof Rezaul Karim murder

Sayeed Muhammad: Two people have been sentenced to death while three others got life term imprisonment for the 2016 murder of Rajshahi University teacher Prof Rezaul Karim Siddiquee 2016.Upon completion of  examining records and witnesses, Rajshahi Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Shirin Kabita Akhter delivered the verdict in presence of three convicts, reports UNB.The death row convicts are—Shariful Islam, a student of RU English Department, and Maskawat Hossain Sakib alias Abdullah, hailing from Bogura, with Shariful tried in absentia.Those getting the jail term are Rahmatullah, a student of Rajshahi University, Abdus Sattar and his son Ripon Ali of Poba upazila. Charges against eight members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in the case on November 8, 2016, more than six months into the killing.However, among the accused, Badal, Nazrul and Osman were killed in gunfights with police at different times while Shariful has been on the lam.Prof Rezaul Karim, 58, of RU English Department, was killed by assassinated in the city’s Shalbagan area while waiting for university bus on April 23, 2015 and his son Sourov Hossain filed a murder case with Boalia police station.

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