One sentenced to death, another life

December 31, 2010

Boy Killing in Tangail
One sentenced to death, another life
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced one person to death and another to life in jail in absentia for killing an eight-year-old boy in ransom in March 23, 2003 under Mirzapur upazilla in Tangail district.
The convict with death is Mohammad Bakul while Mohammad Selim was given life in jail.
Judge Mohammad Rezaul Islam of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 gave the verdict saying that the punishment of the fugitives would be effective from the day of their arrest or surrender.
The court also acquitted Hawa Begum, Suruj Miah and Lal Chand as the charges brought against them were not proved.
Earlier, the prosecution and the defence had completed their arguments and the court recorded statements of 19 prosecution witnesses.
According to the prosecution, on March 23 of 2003, a group of miscreants led by Bakul and Selim kidnapped Mamun, 8, also a student of Afazuddin Darul Ulum Madrassa of Trimohon village in Tangail district, and demanded Tk 3.5 lakh to his parents in ransom. But the kidnappers killed the victim after they failed to realise their demanded money.

 

Courtesy of The Daily Star

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