Rajshahi Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2019-04-15 12:51:43 BdST
The court announced the verdict on Monday.
The convicts who received the death penalty are Ariful Islam Manik, Sabuj Sheikh and Abdus Samad Pintu. The court acquitted eight others named in the case.
Professor Shafiul was hacked to death in front of his house at Choddopie adjacent to Rajshahi University on Nov 15, 2014, said Public Prosecutor Entazul Haque Babu, citing the case dossier.
Later, the RU authorities filed a murder case at the Motihar Police Station accusing some unidentified people.
AKM Shafiul Islam
On Nov 30, 2015, the investigation officer of the case submitted a charge sheet against 11 suspects, including the district's BNP unit Joint General Secretary Anwar Hossain Ujjal, his business partner Pintu and Reshma.