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8 get life term in auto driver killing case

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A Correspondent
Sylhet: A court here on Monday sentenced eight people to life term imprisonment for killing an auto-rickshaw driver back in 2003.
The lifers are Tarek Ahmad, Hanif Ahmad and Saber Ahmad, sons of Rahim Uddin; Nabab Miah alias Akter and his sons Abid Hossain Apu and Akmal Hossain-- all residents of Kushighat Palpur village in Dakkhin Surma upazila-- Rubel Ahmad, son of Rahim Uddin, a resident of Tukerbazar Chargaon in Sadar upazila, and Alaluddin, son of late Ahad Ali, a resident of Hetimganj Uttar Maijbhag village in Golapganj upazila of Sylhet district.
The court also fined them Tk500 each, in default, to suffer one month more in jail.
According to the prosecution, local people of the village had been cheated by Rahim Uddin as a ‘pir’ (spiritual leader) while auto-rickshaw driver Mansur Alam, son of late Nurul Haque of the same village, protested his (pir’s) misdeeds.
As a sequel to the matter, Rahim and his men attacked Mansur and beat him mercilessly at the village on November 11, 2003, leaving him critically injured.
He died on way to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital.
Later, Mansur’s uncle Abdul Haque filed a case with Dakkhin Surma Police Station in connection with the killing.
Police submitted charge-sheet on April 11, 2004 showing eight people accused.
After examining the records and witnesses, Judge of the District and Sessions Judge’s Court Akbar Hossain Mridha pronounced the judgment.

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