Netrakona: A court here on Monday convicted two people and sentenced them to life term imprisonment for killing a freedom fighter over previous enmity in 2003.
The convicts are-Ruhul Amin alias Milon, 21, son of Abdul Jalil Shah Fakir of Khaliajuri upazila and Rafiqul Islam alias Mokhles, 22, son of Abdul Goni of Mohanganj upazila of the district.
The court also fined them TK 50,000 each, in default, to suffer five years more rigorous imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, Siddiqur Rahman, a freedom fighter and a trader of Naljuri village in Mohonganj upazila, had an enmity with the convicts over fisheries business.
As a sequel to the enmity, the duo killed Siddiqur and dumped the body in Satma Dhalai River on October 9, 2003. His body was recovered on the following day.
Saiful Islam, brother of the victim, filed a murder case against eight people with Mohanganj Police Station. Police submitted chargesheet against five people on March 31, 2004.
After examining the records and eight witnesses, District and Sessions Judge Abdul Hamid handed down the verdict acquitting three others as allegations brought against them could not be proved.