A condemned killer of Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali was hanged at Kashimpur High Security Central Jail in Gazipur on Sunday night, reports UNB. Saiful Islam Mamun was hanged at 10:01pm, said jail super M Shajahan Ahmed. Later, an ambulance carrying his body started for his village home in Bagerhat, he said. Earlier, Mamun’s relatives met him at the jail, the jail super said.
On October 7, 2018, the Supreme Court dismissed a review petition filed against its judgment that upheld Mamun’s death penalty in the murder case. The SC upheld the High Court verdict that gave death sentence to Mamun, and life term to three others – Md Al Amin, Akbar Ali Lalu and Rafiqul Islam – for killing the Saudi embassy official.
Khalaf Al Ali, 45, a non-diplomatic official with the consular section of the embassy, was shot to death near his Gulshan residence on the night of March 5, 2012. A murder case was filed with Gulshan Police Station against five people, two days after the killing. On December 30, 2012, a Dhaka court sentenced all the five accused of the case to death.
However, the decision was overturned when the convicts’ appeal and death sentence were sent to the HC. In 2013, the High Court acquitted fugitive Selim Chowdhury, commuted the sentences of Md Al Amin, Akbar Ali Lalu and Rafiqul Islam to life in prison and upheld the death sentence of Saiful Islam Mamun. The state then filed an appeal with the Supreme Court in 2014.