As predicted, all five people convicted in the Bangabandhu murder case were hanged in the early hours of Thursday.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh pronounced its last verdict rejecting the five convicts’ petitions seeking a review of their death penalties.
President Zillur Rahman also rejected the last mercy petition of one of the convicts on Wednesday evening.
The Law Minister Shafique Ahmed initially said the executions would take place by January 31. But the jail authority did not wait for that.
The accused were convicted of killing Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder-president of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and also the Father of the Nation, who led the 1971 liberation war.