A Sunamganj court has awarded life term imprisonment to two brothers for killing their uncle in Sunamganj.

Judge of Additional District and Sessions Judge Court in Sunamganj Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun delivered the verdict on Wednesday.

The convicts are Kanan Mia and Abdul Aziz, sons of Mizan Ali of Jahirpur village under Chhatak upazila in Sunamganj.

The court also acquitted two other accused in the case as charges brought against them were not proved.

According to case statement, convict Abdul Aziz was engaged in an altercation with victim Rafiz Mia’s son Lilu Mia on May 18 in 2000. Rafiz Mia was his uncle. At one stage, Abdul Aziz along with his brother Kanan Mia beat up Lilu Mia. They also hit Rafiz Mia with a stick as he tried to stop the brawl. Rafiz was critically injured and admitted to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital. He died five days later while undergoing treatment.

Later, Lilu filed a murder case with Chhatak police station accusing six people. After investigation, police filed charge-sheet against four people.

Staff correspondent, Sylhet