BANGLADESH: 5 TO BE HANGED FOR KILLING CHILD IN DINAJPUR
February 6, 2020:
A Dinajpur court on 5 February 2020 sentenced five people to death for killing a child after abduction in Ghoraghat upazila in 2015. (Sources: Star Online Report, 05/02/2020)
Sharif Uddin Ahmed, judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Dinajpur pronounced the verdict in a crowed courtroom after examining witnesses and records in the case.
The convicts are Zillur Rahman, 20, son of Yeahia Hossain, his (Zillur’s) brother Jewel Islam, 27, Mamunur Rashid Mamun, 22, son of Kamaluddin, Humayan Kabir Sagar alias Bullet, 25, son Mahbubur Rahman and Feroz Kabir, 20. All the convicts are residents of Kadirnagar village in Ghoraghat upazila.
The court also acquitted six more people as the allegation brought against them was not proved.
According to the prosecution, the accused kidnapped four-year-old boy Parsha Saha Parash from Kadirnagar village on 11 November 2015 while the boy was playing near his house, and demanded Tk 10 lakh from the victim’s father as ransom.
As the family members failed to pay the ransom, the kidnapers killed the boy after gouging out his eyes at Kazipara in the same upazila.