Five people have been sentenced to death and two others acquitted over the murder of Kazi Tasfin Hossain Toyon in Khalishpur area of Khulna city in 2018.
Khulna Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal judge Md Nazrul Islam pronounced the verdict on Sunday (Mar 8).
Public Prosecutor Advocate Ahaduzzaman said one of the convict, Jakir Hossain, is still fugitive. The four other convicts --Kazi Murad Hossain, Saiful Islam Gazi, Kazi Rowonkul Islam and Forhad Hossain -- have confessed before the court.
The acquitted are Kazi Sabbir Hossain Fahim and Kazi Masum.
On Aug 28, 2018, Toyon went missing and his father Kazi Ferdous Hossain filed a case with Khalishpur police station on Sept 8, 2019.
After the case was filed, police used mobile phone tracking to arrest Saiful. Based on Saiful's information, the three others got arrested soon and Toyon's body was recovered.
On Dec 10, 2018, the investigation officer Sub Inspector (SI) Md Mizanur Rahman submitted the charge sheet to the court, accusing seven people.