KUSHTIA: A court here on Wednesday sentenced two people to death and eight others to life term imprisonment for killing a student of North South University (NSU) after abduction in 2014, reports UNB.
Those awarded death penalty are Rakibul Islam Bappy and Md Sumon.
The lifers are Zuhaim Khandakar alias Shuvo, Hridoy, Sumon, Alif, Sajedul, Nayan, Sajib, Minhaz and Milon.
According to the case statement, the convicts kidnapped Towhidul Islam Lipu, 21, on August 31, 2014 and demanded Tk 3 crore from his family as ransom.
Lipu’s father filed a case with Kushtia Model police station on September 4.
Failing to realise the ransom money the kidnappers killed Lipu and dumped his body in the Padma River.
Kushtia Additional District and Sessions Judge AMB Mahmudul Haque handed down the verdict.