The court sentenced Roni Chowdhury alias Babu alias Grenade Babu to life imprisonment for killing businessman Jahangir Hossain Kochi in Khulna. At the same time, he has been fined 50 thousand taka, in default of which he has been sentenced to 1 year rigorous imprisonment. Judge SM Ashiqur Rahman of Khulna’s Additional Metropolitan Sessions Court announced the verdict on Monday (March 27). On the other hand, the state failed to prove any charges against the other 8 accused in this case and acquitted them. While the other accused were present in the court when the verdict was pronounced, Grenade Babu was absconding. Kazi Sabbir Ahmed, the lawyer for the state of that court, confirmed the verdict. The other acquitted accused are Sohail, Suman Sheikh alias Bom Suman, Kala Roni alias Hasibur Rahman, Kajal alias Dada alias Habibur Rahman Kajal, Riaz Mir, Sohag, Zahid Ghazi and Zia Ghazi. According to the sources of the case, Jahangir Hossain is the son of Hakim Md Ilyas Hossain, a resident of Kochi Tank Road. On the evening of June 10, 2010, the miscreants called Kochi. After receiving the call, Kochi came to the north side of Razia Manzil on Shamsur Rahman Road in the city at around 6:30 pm. At one point, the accused, thinking that he was dead, left the youngster on a motorcycle and drove away. Later, police of Khulna police station rescued Kochi from the spot and took him to Khulna Medical College Hospital where the doctor on duty declared him dead. In this regard, the day after the incident, Kochi’s father Ilyas Hossain filed a murder case with Khulna Sadar police station, naming 6 others including Roni Chowdhury Babu alias Grenade Babu as defendant. After the case, Grenade Babu, the main accused in the case, was arrested by the police on November 2 of the same year. He then confessed his responsibility in the murder in the court of Khulna Metropolitan Magistrate Swapan Kumar and gave a confessional statement under Section 164. There, a dispute arose with Kochi, like other accused, over the sharing of drug money citing Grenade Babu as the reason for the murder. Because of that he was killed. In the confession, Babu admits to beating Kachi with tea leaves. Investigation officer of the case, SI Amirul Islam of the Intelligence Branch filed a charge sheet against 9 people including Grenade Babu on July 5, 2011. Twelve of the 26 testified during the trial.