A man and his son were among three people sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday for killing his step-brother during a dispute over distribution of family property in Jashore.
The convicts are Md Shahjahan Molla, 50, son of Md Malek Molla, his son Md Ibrahim Molla, 20, and Md Habibar Rarkar, 50, son of Tozam Sarkar of Purakhali village under Abhaynagar upazila in Jashore.
Khulna Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge MA Rab Hawladar delivered the verdict. The court also fined the trio Tk 20,000 each or another one year jail in default.
The court also acquitted four others. All the convicts were present in the dock during the verdict’s announcement.
According to case statement, the convicts hacked Kalam Molla with a sharp weapon during a family feud at Purakhali village of Abhaynagar upazila on May 14 in 2017. Kalam, severely injured during the attack, died after being taken to hospital.
His wife later filed a case at Abhaynagar Police Station in this connection.