Onlinedesk | 05 June 2018 | 11:21 am
A court here yesterday sentenced a young man to death and two others to life imprisonment for killing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader Shahrukh Khan Piyas in Kushtia town in 2015.
The death penalty awardee is Tutul Hossain, 25, son of late Kashem Ali, while the lifers are Ashraful Islam, 30, son of Abdul Hamid, and Mosharraf Hossain, 30, son of Muntaz Pramanik, of different areas in the town.
After examining records and witnesses, Kushtia District and Sessions Judge Arup Kumar Goswami also fined convicts–Tutul Tk 20,000 and Ashraful and Mosharraf Tk 10,000 each.
According to the prosecution, the convicts waylaid Piyas, an honours student and former vice-president of the then defunct committee of BCL Kushtia Government College unit, in Harishankarpur area and locked in an altercation over formation of BCL committee in July 10, 2015.
At one stage, Tutul shot Piyas at point blank range, leaving him critically injured.