3 to die for killing NSU student Payal
Published: 01:43 PM, 1 November 2020 Updated: 03:42 PM, 1 November 2020
North-South University (NSU) student Saidur Rahman Payel
A Dhaka court today awarded death penalty to three people in a case filed over killing North-South University (NSU) student Saidur Rahman Payel.
Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 Judge Abu Jafar Mohammad Kamruzzaman passed the order today. The three convicts of the case are in jail now.
Saidur Rahman Payel went missing on the night of July 21, 2018, after leaving Chattogram for Dhaka on a bus of Hanif Paribahan along with his two friends Akibur Rahman Adar and Mohiuddin Shanto. Gazaria police recovered his body from the canal under Bhaterchar Bridge in Munshiganj Upazila on July 23.
The deceased was identified as Payel, son of Golam Mawla of Sandwip Upazila in Chattogram. The next day, Payal's uncle Golam Sarwardi Biplob filed a murder case against the driver, helper, and supervisor of Hanif Paribahan at Gazaria police station in Munshiganj. Later, supervisor Johnny was arrested from Motijheel in Dhaka, and driver Jamal Hossain and his assistant Faisal Hossain were arrested from Arambagh. Jamal and Faisal have pleaded guilty in court.
Barrister Khan Khalid Adnan, the barrister for the plaintiffs, said that on July 21, 2018, Payel left Chattogramg for Dhaka on Hanif Paribahan's Valbo bus. The next morning he got off the bus to urinate. While getting on the bus, he injured himself badly and fell unconscious. The supervisor informed the matter to the driver. Driver Jamal Hossain, helper Faisal, and supervisor Johny then decided together not to take Payel back to the bus. Instead, they carried the youth’s body and threw him into a canal from over the Bhaterchar bridge.
Police filed a charge sheet against the arrested bus supervisor Johnny, driver Jamal and assistant Faisal in the case on October 3 this year.