A Khulna court on Sunday sentenced nine people, including a former union parishad chairman, to death for murdering Narail Awami League leader Probhash Roy.
The Khulna speedy trial tribunal judge MA Rab Hawladar pronounced the verdict in the afternoon, reports UNB.
The judge also fined each of the convicts with Tk 50,000.
The convicts are Bhadrabila union council chairman Md Shahidur Rahman Mina, 52, his brother Md Ilias Mina, 56, his son Md Ashiqur Mina, 22, Md Russel Mina, 30, son of one Mosharaf Mina, Bashar Molla, 30, son of Hatem Molla, Robiul Molla, 25, son of one Moshraf Molla, Enayet Molla, 53, son of a Haran Molla, Yasin Molla, 24, son of a Motiar Molla and Mamun Mina, 28, son of a Musa Mina.
All the convicts were present on the dock.
According to the case statement, Bhadrabila Awami League president Probhash Roy was hacked to death while talking to the general secretary of his unit on 1 February 2017 at Mirpara Bazaar in Narail town.
Victim’s wife Tutul Rani Roy filed the murder case against Shahidur and eight others with Narail police station in this regard.