A Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced eight people to life imprisonment for killing a schoolboy in the city’s Pallabi in 2014.
The convicts are Md Faisal, Md Ashiq, Md Russel, Md Oli, Saddam, Rabbi, Imran and Rashid.
Dhaka 7th Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Tehsin Iftekhar delivered the judgment.
According to the case, Mehedi Hasan was called out of his residence by the convicts in Pallabi area on September 30, in 2014.
Later, he was found unconscious in a neighbouring building and was sent to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
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Mehedi’s father Mosharraf Hossain filed an FIR with Pallabi police station on the following day, alleging that the convicts killed his son as he obstructed drug peddling in the area.
On June 12 in 2017, a chargesheet was submitted against the convicts. The court framed charges and started the trial in the case on April 1 in 2019.