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5 to die for killing minor boy in Jamalpur

Wednesday 18 November, 2015 12:00:00 am

United News
Jamalpur, Nov 18 (UNB) – A court here on Wednesday convicted five people and sentenced them to death for killing a minor boy after abduction in 2001.

 

The condemned convicts are—Tofayel Islam Hira, Anwar Hossain, Lokman Ali, Sohel Rana alias Shipon and Aynul Haq of Sadar upazila in Jamalpur district.

 

According to the prosecution, the convicts picked up Muttasim Billah, 7, son of Lutfur Rahman, an expatriate, from his house alluring him of giving soft drinks at Amlapara in the district town on May 31, 2001.

 

Later, they took him to the house of Anwar Hossain in Nandina area and strangled him to death with a pillow.

 

Following the complaint of Muttasim’s family, police arrested Shipon and as per his confessional statement they recovered the body of Muttasim from a room of Anwar Hossain’s house, 80 days after the murder.

 

Muttasim’s maternal uncle filed a case against six people with Jamalpur Police Station. Police submitted chargesheet against six people.

 

After examining the records and witnesses Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohammed Waheduzzaman Shikdar handed down the verdict acquitting another accused Faruk Hossain as allegation brought against him could not be proved.