06 June 2023 :
A court in Cumilla on June 4, 2023 sentenced five people to death for killing a schoolboy in the district on 2012.
The convicted are Sujon Mia, 25, Al Amin, 30, Sohel Mia, 25, Shahin Mia, 27 and Sohag Mia, 28, -- all are residents of Muradnagar upazila in the district.
Among them, Sujon, Shahin, Sohag and Al Amin were tried in absentia. The court also fined them Tk 30,000 each.
Meanwhile, the court also sentenced two people- Akimul Haue Madhu and Abdur Rahman- to seven years imprisonment each in the case. They were also fined Tk 20,000 each.
According to case statement, the convicted called out Ashiqur Rahman Ashique, a eighth grader in Homna upazila, over phone in 2012. Later they killed him after slitting his throat over an affair related argument.
After examining the records and witnesses, Cumilla Additional District and Sessions Judge Court-5 Judge Jahangir Hossain handed down the verdict and acquitted another one as allegation brought against him could not be proved.
Public Prosecutor (PP) of the court Md Rafiqul Islam confirmed the matter.