The Speedy Trial Tribunal, Rajshahi, yesterday deferred the date for verdict in the sensational Rajshahi University teacher Muhammad Yunus murder case to January 28.
The verdict was deferred as the tribunal judge is on leave, court officials said. The tribunal had earlier fixed January 14 for delivering the judgment on completion of arguments in the case on December 31.
Yunus, a professor of economics department, was murdered while on morning walk near his Binodpur residence, a few yards away from the campus, on December 24 in 2004.
Inspector Mohammad Helaluddin of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted the charge sheet in the case against eight JMB militants on September 10, 2007.
Rajshahi speedy trial tribunal earlier fixed the verdict date on completion of arguments in the case on December 31.
However, the tribunal's public prosecutor Entajul Haque Babu told this correspondent that the verdict date might be deferred as the tribunal judge is on leave.
Yunus, a professor of economics department, was murdered while on morning walk near his Binodpur house a few yards away from the campus on December 24 in 2004.
Inspector Mohammad Helaluddin of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted the charge sheet in the case against eight JMB militants on September 10, 2007.
Meanwhile, a Rajshahi court on Tuesday issued arrest warrants against three people in connection with Lima Parvin murder after a judicial probe found that she was murdered over dowry dispute.
The Women and Children Repression Prevention Court issued warrants for arrest of Lima's husband Anisur Rahman, father-in-law Abdul Malek and mother-in-law Anjara Begum.
A student of management department of Rajshahi University, Lima was allegedly tortured and murdered at her in-laws' house at Jagirpara of Puthia upazila on June 10 last year.
Her in laws attempted to cover up the murder by showing it as an incident of suicide, said Lima's lawyer Zahrul Islam.
Later, police pressed charges against the three accused for 'instigating' her to commit suicide.
Challenging the charge sheet, Lima's father Taslim Uddin submitted a no-confidence petition and demanded a judicial probe into the incident on November 15.
The court then ordered metropolitan magistrate Asaf-ud Doula to investigate the matter. The magistrate submitted the investigation report on Monday revealing that Lima was tortured and killed over dowry issue, said Zahrul Islam.
Rajshahi University chapter of Bangladesh Mohila Parishad is looking after the case, said the chapter's general secretary and psychology teacher Mahbuba Kaniz Keya.
The Parishad employed the lawyer for Lima as her father is too poor to run the case, she said.