A man has been sentenced to death for committing murder in front of a judge inside a courtroom in Cumilla in 2019.
Comilla District and Sessions Judge Md Atabullah on Monday declared the capital punishment in presence of the convict Hasan.
During a trial on 15 July 2019, Hasan, a murder accused, chased and stabbed dead a co-accused named Faruk inside a judge's chamber in a Comilla courtroom.
Nurul Islam, Additional Public Prosecutors (APP), of the case said both Hasan and Faruk were cousin and accused in the murder of Haji Abdul Karim, which occurred in 2013 in Kandi village. The duo, who had been on bail, was supposed to make an appearance before the court on July 15 for a hearing.
As Faruk entered the courtroom for the hearing, Hasan suddenly started chasing him with a knife and attacked him. Faruk ran into the judge's chamber to save his life, but Hasan chased him to the chamber and stabbed him indiscriminately in front of Judge Begum Fatema Ferdous of Comilla Additional District and Sessions Judge Court 3.