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A High Court bench on Monday fixed 6 August the date to deliver the verdict of the death references and appeals in old Dhaka’s Biswajit Das murder in 2012.

The bench of Justice Md Ruhul Quddus and Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty fixed the date after concluding hearing on the death references and appeals.

Biswajit, 24, a tailor, was hacked to death in public on his way to his tailoring shop at Shakharibazar in Old Dhaka during a countrywide road-blockade programme on 9 December 2012.

A Dhaka court sentenced eight activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student wing of ruling Awami League, to death and 13 others to life in jail for killing tailor-shop employee Biswajit Das on 18 December 2013.

Eight of the convicts are in jails whereas 13 others, including two with death sentence, are on the run.

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