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A court on Tuesday sentenced six people to death for murdering four members of a family in Bhurungamari upazila of the district in 2014.

District and Session Judge Md Abdul Mannan handed down the verdict to the convicts-Mamotaj Uddin, Nazrul Islam, Amir Hamja, Jakir Hossain, Jalal Gazi and Hashmot Ali.

According to the prosecution, on 15 January in 2014, Sultan Mondol, his wife Hejera Begum and their grandchildren Romana and Anika were hacked to death by some unidentified miscreants at Diadanga village under the upazila.

Following the murder, Hafijur Rahman, Sultan’s son, filled a case with Bhurungamari Thana mentioning none.

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After investigation, police submitted the charge-sheet accusing seven people including Sultan’s brother Mamtaj Uddin, who killed them with the help of the above convicts over a family feud. Mamtaj had hired the accused, the court said.

The court freed a person, Naimul Islam, in the verdict. Advocate Abraham Lincoln was appeared for the plaintiff while Advocate Azizur Rahman stood for the accused.

After examining the relevant evidences the court found that the convicted persons are guilty and delivered the verdict.

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