Science-minded blogger Abhijit Roy has been sentenced to death by five convicts and one to life imprisonment. Tuesday (February 18) Dhaka Special Anti-Terrorism Tribunal Judge. Mojibur Rahman gave the verdict. The convict was sentenced to life imprisonment with a fine of Tk 50,000 and two years imprisonment for non-payment. Besides, each of the five convicts has been fined Rs 50,000.
The convicts were Major Syed Ziaul Haque, Abu Siddique Sohail alias Shahab, Mozammel Hossain alias Saimum, Arafat Rahman alias Siam and Akram Hossain alias Abir alias Adnan. Besides, the court has given life sentence to accused Shafiur Rahman Farabi. Among the convicts are Major Zia and Akram fugitives. The other four were present in the court during the verdict.-banglanews
The arguments of both the parties in the case ended on February 4. On the same day, the court fixed this day for the verdict.
The chargesheet was filed in the court on March 13, 2019. The court then ordered the trial to begin on August 1 of the same year. On October 26 of that year, Abhijit’s father, Ajoy Roy, a retired professor at Dhaka University, testified in the case. However, on December 9 of the same year, Ajay Roy passed away.
Testimony in the case ended on January 20. A total of 28 out of 34 witnesses testified on behalf of the state.
Abhijit was hacked and injured by terrorists on February 26, 2015 at around 9:15 pm in the TSC area of Dhaka University near Suhrawardy Udyan. He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) where he succumbed to his injuries at around 10:30 pm.
After the incident, Abhijit’s father Ajay Roy, a retired professor of Dhaka University, filed a murder case with Shahbagh Police Station.
Source: দৈনিক আজাদী by dainikazadi.net.
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