6 people died after drinking poisoned liquor in Gaibandha, the seller was sentenced to death
On April 14, 1998, six people in the sweeper colony of Gaibandha town died after drinking poisoned liquor sold on Pahela Boishakh. In the case filed in this incident, the court ordered the death penalty to drug dealer Rabindranath Sarkar alias Ravi (60). Along with that, he was fined 15 lakh rupees.
On Thursday (December 01) at noon Gaibandha District and Sessions Judge Md. Abul Mansoor Mia gave this verdict. The accused was not present in the court during the verdict.
Convicted Rabindranath Sarkar is a resident of School Lane area of Gaibandha town.
According to the details of the case, Rabindranath Gaibandha used to sell spirit behind a home shop on Station Road in the town. On April 14, 1998, six people in the sweeper colony of Gaibandha town died after drinking poisonous spirit bought from Rabindranath’s shop on the occasion of Bengali New Year. They are – Bablu, Dablo, Sumita, Lalit, Kanti and Milan. Munni Basfor, Bablu’s sister, filed a murder case at Gaibandha Sadar Police Station as the plaintiff in this incident.
The lawyer of the state Farooq Ahmed Prince confirmed this information and said that the accused Rabindranath is absconding since the incident. After a long hearing and hearing of the case, the judge ordered the execution of the accused by hanging. He also said that there was no lawyer for the accused in the court.