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39 to be hanged in Ekram murder verdict

MNA National Desk: A Feni court on Tuesday sentenced 39 people including Awami league leader Jahangir Adel was provided with death sentence in Fulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haque Ekram murder case.

District and sessions Judge Aminul Haque also acquitted 16 accused in the case including district Tanti Dal president Mahtab Udin Chowdhury Minar.

Armed assailants shot at Ekram, also local Awami League leader, and set ablaze his car in broad daylight on Academy Road in Feni town on May 20, 2014.

Ekram’s brother Rezaul Hoque Jasim filed the murder case with Feni Sadar Police Station on that day, accusing Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury Minar along with 30 to 35 unnamed people.

Police pressed charges against 56 people in August the same year. The court indicted them in March 2016 and heard arguments until January 28 this year. This was one of the most brutal murder cases in recent times.

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