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Neighbour killing: Fugitive life-term convict arrested after 16 years

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested a fugitive convict from Narayanganj, who was sentenced to life term imprisonment in a murder case filed with Sudharam Police Station in Noakhali 16 years ago.

The convict is Md Masud, 47, son of Abu Taher. He is a resident of Maijdi Masterpara area under Noakhali municipality.

A team of RAB-11 detected Masud with the help of information technology and arrested him from Meghna Pulpant Paper Mill residential area under Sonargaon police station of the district on Monday.

RAB-11 Noakhali camp company commander Mahmudul Hasan confirmed the matter in a press release issued on Tuesday (June 13).

According to the press release, convict Masud and other accused in the case attacked Henzu Miah, a neighbour of Masud, over land dispute in March 2006. After six days of treatment at a local hospital, Henzu Miah succumbed to his injuries. His father Chand Miah then filed a murder case with Sudharam Police Station.

The accused went into hiding after the incident.

A court in Noakhali in a verdict convicted Masud and sentenced him to life term imprisonment in the murder case.

After 16 years, the elite force was able to arrest Masud with the help of information technology. Masud was produced before a Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Tuesday.