A Dhaka court has sentenced 12 people to death for killing Mubarak Hossain Bhuiyan, a law chamber clerk, over a land dispute in Kishoreganj four years ago.
Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 Judge Monir Kamal announced the verdict on Monday.
At least four among the 12 convicts sentenced to death are absconding. The court fined each of them Tk 20,000. The court jailed two of the accused for one year and acquitted another man, bdnews24.com reported.
On Oct 22, 2015, Mubarak Hossain was killed with a spear near the Gothalia Primary School field in Bajitpur over the issue of constructing a room for an organisation for the disabled. Mubarak, son of Ishad Bhuiyan, was a founder member of the organisation.
The accused had a dispute with Mubarak’s family over land which resulted in his murder, prosecutors said.