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2 get life term for killing man in Joypurhat

A Joypurhat court today sentenced two men to life term imprisonment for killing a man in Panchbibi upazila of the district in 2007.

District and Sessions Judge Md Nur Islam handed down the verdict to Fazle Rabbi alias Bappi and Osman Goni alias Rubel, said Public Prosecutor Nipendranath Mondol.

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They were the residents of Nakurgachi village in Panchbibi upazila.

The court also fined the two convicts Tk 10,000 each, in default of which, they have to stay one year more in jail, the PP said.

According to the prosecution, on October 18, 2007, the victim, Mizanur Rahman, went to Panchbibi Bazar from Poshchim Balighata village and went missing.

On November 22, police recovered his body from a sugarcane field near Damdama Shahshan Ghat area in the upazila.

Following the incident, Mizanur's mother filed a case with Panchbibi Police Station.

Testifying witnesses and evidences, the court handed down the verdict, added PP Nipendranath Mondol.