BANGLADESH: THREE GET DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLING CHILD IN NARAYANGANJ
December 2, 2020:
A court in Narayanganj on 29 November 2020 sentenced three people to death and one to ten years in prison for killing five-year-old child Shoaib Hossain at Sonargaon in Narayanganj. (Source: Dhaka Tribune, 30/11/2020)
The court also acquitted four people from the case.
Additional District and Sessions Judge (First) Judge Sheikh Razia Sultana handed down the verdict in the presence of the accused and also fined them Tk10,000 each.
The convicts are Jasim Uddin Rana, Raju Mia and Fazlul Haque Munshi. Another accused in the case, Nasir Uddin, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Shoaib Hossain, a first-grade student of Shantinagar Darunnajat Noorani Madrasa in Sonargaon Upazila, on 20 February 2013 went missing.
Six days after his disappearance, police recovered his decapitated and charred body from the side of a building under construction in the same area, said the state council Abdur Rahim.
“The accused in the case testified that Shoaib Hossain’s throat had been slit, after he was first abducted due to a dispute over a woman”, the lawyer said.