Dhaka, May 29 -- A court in Laxmipur sentenced eight people to death on Monday in a case filed over killing a BCL leader in 2013.

Judge Amina Farhin of Laxmipur Additional District and Sessions Judges Court handed down the judgment, reports UNB.

The condemned convicts are Ali Hossain Bachchu, Md. Mostafa, Md. Khokon, Abul Hossain, Mubarak Ulla, Kabir Hossain Ripon, Zafar Ahmad and Hizbur Rahman Swapan.

Seven of the accused were present at court while Hizbur Rahman Swapan absconding.

Victim Mehedi Hasan Jasim was Literature Affairs Secretary of Kofil Uddin Degree College Chhatra League and son of Mofiz Ulla of Shrirampur village in Dattapara union of Sadar upazila.

According to the prosecution, Mofiz Ulla of Srirampur village had long...