A Habiganj court has sentenced eight people to death and 12 others to life term imprisonment for killing a man over land dispute in 2011.
The condemned convicts are Shudhangshu Sen, Shuvash Sen, Ershad, Abdul Malek Malu, Abdur Rahman, Abdul Kashem, Abu Lal and Mosharraf Hossain of Ganggail village in Madhabpur upazila.
Besides, Harmuj Ali, Moshtaq, Shanu, Jabed, Jahir, Bakul, Amir Hossain, Jahirul Islam, Dulal, Kamal, Sayed and Jhanu were awarded life term imprisonment, reports UNB.
According to the prosecution, the convicts swooped on the house of Redwanul Mohsin Tipu of the same village and stabbed him to death following enmity over the ownership of a land on January 7, 2011.
Victim's wife filed a case with Madhabpur Police station on Jan 09, 2011.
After examining the records and witnesses, Additional District and Sessions Judge Mafroza Parvin handed down the verdict on Wednesday acquitting three other accused as allegations brought against them could not be proved.