NTV journo Atik murder: HC upholds death penalty for convict

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 18:12, Dec 08, 2019 | Updated : 18:16, Dec 08, 2019

A general view of the Supreme Court building of Bangladesh. File Photo/Sazzad HossainThe High Court has upheld the death penalty of a convict and the life imprisonment of two others in the NTV video editor Atikul Islam Atik murder case.
Justice Shahidul Karim and Justice Md Akhtaruzzaman delivered the verdict after hearing the death reference and petitions, filed by convicts against the lower court sentence, on Sunday (Dec 8).
The death-row convict is Md Shakil Shikder while the two lifers are Abdullah Mohammad Ibne Ali Sarker alias Nahid and Md Forkan.
On Feb 13, 2009, Atik was returning home from office in a motorcycle when some miscreants swooped on him with guns. They shot him and snatched his motorcycle from Moghbazar rail crossing area.
Atik was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), where doctors declared him dead. Victim’s elder brother Md Abu Bakar Siddik filed a case with Ramna police station on the next day.
Detective Branch Inspector Abul Khayer, also investigation officer of the case, submitted a charge-sheet against four accused on Aug 9, 2009.
On Jun 24, 2014, a court sentenced Shakil to death penalty, and Nahid and Md Forkan to life imprisonment in the murder case.