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In Kachua, 2 brothers sentenced to life imprisonment in murder case

Jeevan Debnath, 43, and Haradhan Debnath, 38, have been sentenced to life in prison for killing a man named Gouranga Debnath, 60, in a land dispute at Palashpur in Kachua Upazila of Chandpur.

At the same time, a fine of Tk. 10,000 and imprisonment for another 6 months for non-payment was given. Chandpur District and Sessions Judge SM Ziaur Rahman handed down the verdict on Thursday, September 30 in the afternoon.

The victim was identified as Gauranga Debnath, a resident of Debnath Bari in Palashpur village of Kachua Upazila. Jeevan Debnath and Haradhan Debnath, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, are the sons of Jagadish Debnath of the same family.

It is learned that on August 7, 2014, at around 1.30 pm, Jeevan Debnath, Haradhan Debnath, and their family members went to fence the road. Gouranga Debnath, Sankar Debnath, and Josna, the victims of the murder, had an argument with them when they tried to stop them.

At one stage the opponents Jiban Debnath and Haradhan Debnath attacked 3 people including Gouranga Debnath with shovels and bamboo sticks in their hands. All three were seriously injured. Gouranga Debnath sustained head injuries and bloody injuries.

He was taken to Cumilla Medical College Hospital with first aid at Kachua Health Complex. Seeing his condition was critical, the doctor referred him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. He died on the way to Dhaka at around 8 pm.

On the same night, Gouranga Debnath’s son Dulal Debnath filed a murder case against Jibon Debnath, Haradhan Debnath, Sheetal Debnath, Jagdish Debnath, Putul, and Shikha Rani Debnath at Kachua police station.

The investigating officer of the case, the then Sub-Inspector (SI) of Kachua Police Station Sadekur Rahman submitted the charge sheet to the court on November 5 of that year. Shafiqur Rahman Shafiq was the lawyer of the accused in the case.

News Room, September 30, 2021