On 14 June, 2003, Shafiuddin was shot dead at his home in North Ambagan Railway Quarters of Khulshi in Chattogram.

Based on a complaint from Mahmuda Begum, the wife of the victim, an FIR was filed by the police against 13 people.

On 25 November, 2004, the Chittagong Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal sentenced Shipon and Naimul to death, and seven to life imprisonment.

The four other accused in the case were, however, acquitted due to lack of evidence.