Four to die for schoolboy murder in Sylhet

06 Feb 2019, 15:30

NTV Online

Sylhet: A tribunal here on Wednesday sentenced four people to death for killing a schoolboy in Chatak upazila in Sunamganj district in 2015.

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

The court also fined them Tk 20,000 each, reports the UNB.

According to the prosecution, Mostafizur Rahman Imon, a Saudi expatriate and son of Zahur Ali of Batirkandi village in the upazila, was kidnapped by the convicts on March 27, 2015.

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

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

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

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