Dhaka, Oct 08 (BAN/ AD): War criminal Abdus Sattar Peyda, who was sentenced to death for 1971 Bangladesh War crimes, has died at the age of 76. He passed away during treatment at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital Saturday.
Md Jahangir Alam, deputy jailor of the High Security Prison in Gazipur’s Kashimpur said “Sattar was taken to the jail hospital after he fell sick on Saturday. Later he was shifted to Shaheed Taj Uddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital in Gazipur.” He added “As his condition deteriorated, he was shifted to the DMCH where he died.”
He and other 4 people from Patuakhali were sentenced to death for killing 17 people, raping 15 women, vandalism, arson, abduction and torture in Itabaria village of Patuakhali during the Liberation War. They were supporters of Muslim League in 1971, also member of the local wing of the BNP at the time of their arrests in 2015.