BANGLADESH: 3 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING TODDLER IN CHITTAGONG
May 18, 2022:
A Chittagong court on 18 May 2022 sentenced three people to death for killing a two-year-old boy in 2020. (Sources: UNB, 18/05/2022)
Judge Mohammad Jashim Uddin of Chittagong Additional Metropolitan Session Judge Court-3 handed down the punishment to the three after holding them guilty of the crime.
The three are Nazma Begum, Md Farid and Hasan, a security guard and son of Nazma. Of them, Hasan was tried in absentia.
According to the prosecution, the convicts plotted to kill Abdur Rahman Araf to frame the owner of the building where the child lived with his parents as a tenant.
The convicts lured Araf to the roof of the building while he was playing in the parking area of the building on 6 June 2020 and threw him into the water tank on the terrace, where he drowned.
Police subsequently arrested Nazma Hasan and Farid in connection with the murder.
On 21 March 2021, cops filed a chargesheet against the three people. During the trial, Nazma admitted to her crime.