A Joypurhat tribunal on Monday sentenced five people to death for killing a two and a halfs year old girl after abduction in 2015.
The convicts are– Uttam Kumar, Biresh Chandra, Santosh Kumar of Rashidpur Molan village and Mostafizur and Obaidul of Bindhara village in the upazila. Of them was tried in absentia.
Joypurhat Woman and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Mohammad Rustom Ali handed down the verdict.
The court also sentenced the convicts to life term imprisonment in the case and fined Uttam Tk 5 lakh and other convicts Tk 3 lakh each.
According to the prosecution, Aradha Rani, daughter of Paresh Chandra of Rashidpur Molan village in Panchbibi upazila had gone missing on December 22, 2015.
Later, the girl’s body was recovered from a pond on December 25.
Victim’s father Paresh Chandra filed a case with Panchbibi Police Station.
Police arrested Uttam , Biresh, Santosh, Mostafizur and Obaidul in this connection.
After interrogation, the arrestees confessed that they had kidnapped the girl for realizing ransom from the victim’s father and kept her in a box after tying up her hands and mouth where she died.
Later, they dumped the body into the pond.
Source: United News of Bangladesh