29 March 2023 :
A court in Cumilla sentenced a man to death on 27 March 2023 for the murder of his two step brothers in 2016 in the district’s Sadar Dakshin upazila.
Cumilla Additional District and Session Judge Jahangir Hossain delivered the verdict.
Convicted Al Shafiul Islam Chhoton, 23, is the son of Abul Kalam of Sadar Dakshin Upazila’s Rasulpur village.
Public prosecutor Nazrul Islam confirmed the verdict.
According to Nazrul Islam, Chhoton suffocated his two step brothers with a pillow and fled following a family feud on 27 February 2016.
The victims, Mehedi Hasan Joy, 8, and Mezbaul Haque Moni, 6, were the children of his father’s second wife.
Their mother Rekha Begum filed a case with Cumilla Sadar South Police Station on 27 February against the Chhoton, Nazrul said.
He was arrested by the police on 1 March that year.
Chhoton gave a confessional statement under section 164.
The court handed him the death sentence after the charges against him were proved based on the testimony of 13 witnesses, and his confessional statement.