4 to die for child murder

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

4 to Die for Child MurderA tribunal on Wednesday sentenced four people to death for killing a schoolboy in Chatak upazila in Sunamganj district in 2015, reports UNB.

The condemned convicts are Saleh Ahmed, Rafiq, Zayed and Sujon of Chhatrak uapzila in Sunamganj district. Of them, Saleh was tried in absentia.

The court also fined them Tk 20,000 each.

According to the prosecution, six-year old Mostafizur Rahman Imon, son of Zahur Ali of Batirkandi village in the upazila, was kidnapped by the convicts on 27 March, 2015.

Later, the kidnappers killed him after being failed to realize ransom money. Victim's father filed a case in this connection.

On 8 April, 2015 police arrested Sujon from Kadamtoli Bus stand area in Sylhet after tracking his mobile phone. Following interrogation, police recovered a knife, skull and bones of Imon from a haor area in Batirkandi village.

On 21 November, 2016, police submitted a chargesheet against seven people.

After examining the records and witnesses, Sylhet Speedy Trial Tribunal’s judge Rezaul Karim handed down the verdict.

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