A Shariatpur court on Wednesday sentenced five people to life imprisonment in a case filed over the killing of a couple in Bhedarganj upazila in 2012.
The convicts are Roman Goldar, 32, Sumon Goldar, 30, Momtaz Begum, 58, Sahidullah Sahid, 32, and Belayet Hossain of Kaichkuri village in the upazila. All of them were tried in absentia.
According to the prosecution, the convicts stormed the house of Abdul Hakim Mridha at the village on the night of June 22, 2012 and strangulated him and his wife Hazera Begum to death after tying them up.
Victims’ son M Abu Alam filed a case in this regard.
District and Session’s Judge Prashanta Kumar Biswas handed down the verdict.