Families of the victims of Narayanganj seven-murder have demanded that the High Court upholds death sentences of 26 convicts for the sake of ensuring justice.
The High Court bench of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam is set to deliver the verdict on the convicts’ appeals challenging the trial court judgment and their death references on Sunday.
Death sentences that trial courts issued are forwarded as death references to the High Court for approval.
The abduction and gruesome killing of seven people, including councillor Nazrul Islam and senior lawyer Chandan Kumar Sarkar from Narayanganj, three years ago, had shocked the nation.
The news hit the headlines in the international media later, when it emerged members of the elite police unit, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), were involved in the killings.
Former Narayanganj City Corporation councillor Nur Hossain and three former senior officers of the local RAB unit, including its then chief, former army lieutenant colonel Tarek Sayeed Mohammad, are among the 26 people awarded the death penalty for the 2014 sensational seven-murder.