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A Gazipur court on Wednesday awarded death penalty to five people for killing a businessman at Kaliganj upazila in the district in 2008.

The death row convicts are Saddam, Babu, Shamim, Nurul Islam and Majnu. The court also fined them Tk 10,000 each.

Judge of Additional District and Sessions Court-1 Fazle Elahi Bhuiyan handed down the verdict after examining all witnesses and records.

Of them, Saddam and Babu were present on the dock when the verdict was pronounced while Shamim, Nurul and Majnu are on the run.

According to the case statement, the five accused, residents of Brahmangaon village at Kaliganj upazila, beat Mohiuddin, a trader, to death following a clash over purchasing a mobile phone set in 2008.

Later, a case was filed with Kaliganj Police Station in this connection.

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