Fugitive death row convict held in Cumilla

Kashiani Thana police of the district in adrive yesterday arrested a fugitive who was sentenced to death by a Gopalganjcourt in 2017.The arrested was identified as Shahjahan Mollah, 40, hailed from the upazila.On a tip-off, a team of the Kashiani Thana police conducted a raid in Lakshamarea in Cumilla on Tuesday noon and nabbed him, who was on run for sevenyears.Officer-in-Charge (OC) of the Thana Muhammad Firoj Alam said convictShahjahan Mollah killed one Siru Mollah in Aruakandi Canal area in Kashianion October 15 in 1999.Following the murder, Siru’s wife filed a case accusing 37 people.In 2017, a Gopalganj court sentenced five people to death including ShahjahanMollah in the case.He was handed over to jail today, the OC added.

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