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Update: 15 April, 2019 13:00 PM
3 to die for murdering RU Prof Shafiul

3 to die for murdering RU Prof Shafiul

A Rajshahi court has awarded death penalty to three persons for their involvement with the murder of Rajshahi University sociology teacher Prof AKM Shafiul Islam Lilon.

The convicts are--Sabuj, Jubo Dal activist Abdus Samad Pintu and former Katakhali municipal unit Jubo Dal organising secretary Ariful Islam Manik. 

Judge Anup Kumar of Rajshahi speedy trial tribunal pronounced the verdict today.

The court also acquitted eight persons in the case as they were found innocent.


Earlier on April 4, the court fixed April 15 for delivering the verdict in the murder case. The arguments in the case closed on March 13 while a total of 34 witnesses gave their deposition. 

On November 15, 2014, assailants stabbed Prof Shafiul, 48, to death while he was returning home in Rajshahi city's Choddopai area. 

Ansar Al Islam Bangladesh-2 claimed the responsibility for the murder on social media soon after the murder of Lalon songs enthusiast.

A murder case was filed the following day while police arrested three extremists.


On November 30, 2015, DB Inspector Rezaus Sadik submitted the charge sheet and ruled out any militant outfit's involvement in the murder.

The charge-sheeted accused were--former convener of Rajshahi district unit of Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal Anwar Hossain Ujjal, assistant section officer of RU Nasrin Akhter Reshma, her husband Pintu, Manik, Sirajul Islam Kalu, Mohammad Sabuj, Al Mamun, Mohammad Arif, Mohammad Sagor, Zinnat Ali, and Ibrahim Khalil.

According to the charge sheet, Sabuj, Sagor, Arif, Zinnat, and Ibrahim killed Shafiul as per the instructions of Ujjal and Manik.

The charges were brought against them on the base of the confessional statement of Nasrin Akter Reshma.

Reshma said Prof Shafiul was murdered for misbehaving with her.

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