2 sentenced to death for killing schoolboy in Shariatpur

A tribunal here on Tuesday sentenced two people to death for killing an eighth grader after kidnapping him in Jajira upazila of Shariatpur district in 2020.

The condemned convicts were Imran Morol and Sakib Babu.

The tribunal also acquitted four accused -Aktar Madbor, Sajib Majhi, Mohsin Hawlader, and Swapa Hawlader.

Shariatpur Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Abdus Salam Khan pronounced the judgment with the convicts in the dock.

Both the defense and prosecution have expressed dissatisfaction over the judgment saying they will move to the higher court to get justice.

According to the case statement, local youths kidnapped Shakil Madbor and demanded Tk 5 lakh as ransom money.

They later killed him on June 25, 2020 and buried the body near a pillar of Padma Bridge at Jajira end. The victim’s father, Salam Madbor, lodged a complaint with Jajira police station.

Later police arrested Sakib who took Shakil to play in a local field.

Based on Sakib’s information, police recovered the body of Shakil and a murder case was filed at Jajira Police Station accusing seven people.