Printed on Fri Aug 12 2022 6:16:00 AM

Humayun Azad murder case: 4 sentenced to death

Staff Correspondent
Humayun Azad murder
Four people have been sentenced to death in the Humayun Azad murder case. The verdict was handed down by the 4th Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Al-Mamun in Dhaka around 12 noon on Wednesday, 13th of April.

The convicts are Anwar Alam alias Bhagina Shahid, Mizanur Rahman alias Minhaj alias Shafiq, Nur Mohammad alias Sabu and Salehin alias Salahuddin.

The accused were produced in court on Wednesday morning on the occasion of the verdict of the case.

Humayun Azad was hacked to death by miscreants 18 years ago on February 27, 2004, on his way back from Ekushey Book Fair. His brother Manjur Kabir filed a case with Ramna Police Station on the charge of attempted murder. Although he recovered from advanced treatment abroad, he died in Germany on 12 August of the same year. The case was later converted into a murder case.

The accused in the case are: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Shura member Mizanur Rahman alias Minhaj alias Shafiq, Anwar Alam alias Bhagne Shahid, Salehin alias Salahuddin, Hafiz Mahmud and Nur Mohammad alias Sabu.

Among the accused are Minhaj and Anwar in jail. Saladin and Nur Mohammad are on the run. Hafiz Mahmud was killed in a gunfight. In this case, Minhaj and Anwar have given confessional statements in court. Of the 58 witnesses, 41 testified in court, including the investigating officer.

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