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Prof Taher murder: SC upholds death sentence of 2

Staff Correspondent
Prof Taher murder
The Appellate Division of the High Court has upheld the death sentence of two persons and life imprisonment of two in the murder case of Rajshahi University Professor S Taher Ahmed.

A six-member full bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddiqui passed the order on Tuesday morning.

The High Court gave its verdict on April 21, 2013, in the murder case of 2006. In that verdict, the then teacher of Rajshahi University Jahangir Alam, caretaker of Taher's house Mia Mohammad Mohiuddin were sentenced to death.

In addition, the High Court sentenced the two to life imprisonment instead of death. They are Jahangir Alam's brother Abdus Salam and relative Nazmul.

The Appellate Division rejected the appeal of the accused challenging the judgment of the High Court.

Lawyer Shegufta Tabassum Ahmed, daughter of slain Professor Taher Ahmed, expressed satisfaction over the verdict. "My family is satisfied with the decision of the Appellate Division. We will be happy if the verdict is effective," she told.

She said the accused could ask for a review of the judgment of the Appellate Division. In that case, the verdict may be delayed.

Taher Ahmed, a professor in the Department of Geology and Mining at Rajshahi University, was brutally murdered on February 1, 2006. Two days later, police recovered his body from a septic tank behind his home on campus.
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