The High Court has upheld death penalty for 15 out of 26 death-row convicts, commuting penalty for 11 others in Narayanganj 7-murder case.
On 16 January this year, a Narayanganj court sentenced 26 people, including three sacked RAB officials and ex-city councillor Nur Hossain, to death and nine others to different jail terms in the two cases filed over the sensational seven murders.
On 27 April 2014, Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam, his three associates and driver were abducted from Fatullah area of Narayanganj.
At the same time, senior lawyer at the District Judge’s Court Chandan Kumar Sarkar and his driver were also abducted on their way to the capital city.
Three days after their abduction, the bodies of six, including Nazrul and Chandan, were recovered from the Shitalakhya River.
The following day, the body of Nazrul’s car driver Jahangir was recovered from the river.