Bishwajit murder case verdict today


The family members of slain Bishwajit Das sought capital punishment of the 21 accused Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders as a trial court is scheduled to deliver the verdict of the sensational killing case today, one year after the incident in the city, triggering huge outcry.
‘The accused should get highest punishment considering their role during the attack…,’ said Bishwajit brother’s Uttam Kumar Das.
He also told New Age that ‘the prosecution will be liable, if any accused is acquitted.’
On December 4, Judge ABM Nizamul Haque of the speedy trial tribunal-4 on completing final argument had set December 18 for the verdict.
Since the trial began in June, the court testified 33 out of 60 prosecution witnesses, and recorded the evidences exhibited during the trail.
During the trial, at least one prosecution witness was declared hostile while many others claimed being threatened.
The defense counsels had claimed that none of the witnesses could identify the accused on dock.
The 24-year- old tailor Bishwajit was hacked to death by the BCL activists near the Bahadur Shah Park in the old city during the opposition’s countrywide road blockade programme on December 9, 2012.


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