Youth gets death for child rape and murder


A youth was sentenced to death in Sirajganj on Tuesday for the rape and murder of a child in 2014, reports UNB.

Sirajganj’s Women and Child Repression Tribunal also fined convict Nur Islam, 30, Tk 100,000.

He was also jailed for life for abducting the victim and fined Tk 50,000. He will have to spend another year in jail if he fails to pay the fine.

Nur of Shibnathpur village of the sadar upazila, lured his neighbour’s daughter Ritu, 8, to watch TV at his residence.

On the following day, Ritu’s blood-stained body was found in a nearby plantation. Medical tests found that she had been raped before being murdered.

Her mother Kohinoor Begum filed a case with Sirajganj Sadar police station.