7-Murder Death Row Convict Nur Hossain Gets Life Term in Arms Case

Nur Hossain || File Photo

Nur Hossain || File Photo

A Narayanganj court has sentenced Nur Hossain, the seven-murder death row convict and former ward councillor, to life imprisonment in an arms case.

Additional District and Sessions Judge (Second) Sabina Yasmin gave the order on Thursday, Additional Public Prosecutor of District and Sessions Judge Court Salah Uddin Sweet confirmed.

He said, based on the evidence, the court sentenced the accused to life imprisonment in the 2014 arms case. 

On April 27, 2014, seven people, including NCC panel mayor Nazrul Islam and senior lawyer Chandan Sarker, were abducted from the Dhaka-Narayanganj link road.

Their bodies were later found floating in the Shitalakkhya River.

Following the incident, Nazrul’s widow Selina Islam Beauty filed a case against six people while Chandan’s son-in-law filed another case.

On January 16, 2017 Narayanganj District and Sessions Judge Court found 35 people, including Nur and 25 ex-RAB officials, guilty of abduction and murder of the seven people and also destroying evidence.

On August 22 of the same year, the High Court upheld the death sentence of 15 convicts, including Nur and three Rapid Action Battalion officials, and commuted the penalty of 11 others to life in jail in the two cases filed over the murders.

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