BANGLADESH: TWO GET DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLING STREET BOY
March 21, 2016: A Dhaka court sentenced two people to death for brutally killing a street boy 13 years ago.
Dhaka First District and Sessions Judge SM Saiful Islam passed the order in the presence of the convicts.
The convicts are Md Anwar Hossain alias Md Rajib alias Golam Rabbani alias Sankar Chandra Devnath and Md Zakir Hossain.
According to the case statement, Sankar along with Zakir picked up a street boy from Kamlapur Railway Station alluring that he would be given new clothes. Later, he was taken to Bhawal forest of Gazipur and killed the street boy on April 9, 2005.
â€śThey split the body into two parts. Later, they were held by police at Kamlapur Railway Station while returning to Dhaka with the head of the body in a bag,â€ť read the statement.
Sankar was a tailor by profession. He was tailoring at Narindra Tailors in Old Dhaka. Sankar was involved in a conflict with another tailor Abdur Rab, tailor master of Suja Tailors located near at Grand Hotel in Paltan in the capital.
Sankar killed the boy to realize Tk50,000 extortion from Abdur Rab showing the head of a body. Before that, he was caught red handed by police with the head of the body of the ill-fated street boy. (Sources: dhakatribune.com, 21/03/2016)