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Trial of RU Prof Rezaul killing begins

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RU Correspondent :
The long waited trial into the Rajshahi University English Department slain Professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee killing case began on Monday in Rajshahi under a  speedy tribunal.
Rajshahi Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Shirin Kabita Akter started recording witness testimonies in the case against five members of Jamatul Mujahidin Bangladesh on Monday morning, Public Prosecutor Abdus Salam told The  New Nation on Tuesday.
 He said that all the accused except the main accused, Shariful Islam were present during the augmentation.
The next hearing of the case would be held today when the rest of the witnesses would give their statements, the public prosecutor said.
Earlier on April 23 in 2016, Professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, 58, was hacked to death near his house in Rajshahi city. Following the murder, Riasat Emtiaj Sourav, son of the victim, filed a case with Boalia police station on the day and later the case was transferred to Detective Branch of police.
Later on November 06 in 2017, police submitted charge sheet into the case with Rajshahi Chief Metropolitan Judge's Court against eight members of Jamatul Mujahidin Bangladesh after six month into the gruesome killing.

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