Lynching 6 students on Shab-e-Barat: 13 to die, 17 get life term
Published: 11:47 AM, 2 December 2021 Updated: 01:01 PM, 2 December 2021
A Dhaka court today has sentenced 13 people to death and 19 people to life imprisonment in a case lodged over lynching six students on suspicion of being members of a robber gang in Aminbazar, Savar, in 2011. Besides, 25 people have been acquitted as the allegations against them in the case were not proved.
Dhaka 2nd Additional District and Session Judge Ismat Jahan handed over the verdict on Thursday.
The death sentence awardees are – Abdul Maleque, Sayeed Member, Abdur Rashid, Ismail Hossain Repu, Jamcher Ali, Meer Hossain, Mujibur Rahman, Anwar Hossain, Razzab Ali, Alam, Mohammad Rana, Abdul Hanif, Aslam Mia.
The life term given are – Shahin Ahmed, Farid Khan, Rajib Hossain, Wasim, Saffar, Selim, Monir, Alamgir, Mobarak Hossain, Akhil Khandaker, Basir, Rubel, Nur Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Tutul, Masud, Mokhles, Totul, and Saiful.
On November 22, Dhaka 2nd Additional District and Session Judge Ismat Jahan fixed the date for December 2 as both prosecution and defence concluded their arguments in the case.
Out of the total 60 accused in the case – 43 are in jail, 2 died and one is on bail. Besides, there are 14 fugitives.
The six students were brutally beaten to death 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 lynching the students.
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.
Chargesheet 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.
A total of 54 witnesses out of the 92 have testified before the court in the case.