A court in Gopalganj sentenced five people to death in absentia for killing easy-bike driver Zahidul Islam Babu at Sadar upazila in 2013.
The court also fined them Tk 50,000 each.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Md Abbas Uddin delivered the verdict on Thursday (November 25).
The condemned convicts are: Khalid Fakir, son of Babul Fakir, Razzaq Mollah, son of Sukur Mollah, and Md Bipul Fakir, son of Anis Fakir, residents of Chandradigholia village under Sadar upazila, Md Hasan Sheikh, son of Md Khalil Sheikh of Byaspur under Kashiani upazila, in the district, and Md Fasiar Mollah, son of Md Khokon Mollah of Chachai under Lohagara upazila in Narail.
According to the prosecution, several persons boarded on Zahidul’s vehicle from the Kitchen Market area under Sadar upazila on September 25, 2013. Since then, he had remained missing.
On October 2, police recovered his body from Bhulbaria Bridge at Gopalpur village under Kashiani upazila.
Md Nazrul Islam, father of the deceased, later had filed a murder case with Gopalganj Sadar Police Station accusing two persons.
Police, however, submitted a chargesheet mentioning three more persons.
After examining records and witnesses, the court handed down the verdict, sentencing the accused to death.