A local court on Tuesday sentenced four men to death and another one to life imprisonment for the 2018 gruesome murder of Kushtia Sadar sub-registrar Noor Mohammad Shah.
Kushtia additional district and sessions judge Tajul Islam handed down death sentences to Saidul Islam (37), Faruk Hossain (38), Kamal Sheikh (40) and Mashiul Alam (40), and life term to Monowar Hossain Dablu (38), after holding them guilty of killing Nur Mohammad.
All the five were present in the court when the judgement was pronounced around 11 am. Among the convicts, Monwar and Saidul were employees of the Kushtia Sadar sub-registry office.
Nur Mohammad (50) was hacked to death in his house in Kushtia town on October 8 in 2018. The following day, Kamruzzaman, the brother of the deceased, filed a complaint at the Kushtia Model police station against unidentified accused.
Later, the police arrested four people in connection with the murder and seized sharp weapons and ropes from their possession. The accused later gave a confessional statement in the court.