Dhaka: A Sylhet sessions judges’ court on Sunday awarded death sentence to four people for lynching adolescent boy Samiul Alam Rajan branding him a ‘thief’ on Sunday morning.
The death row convicts are prime accused Kamrul Islam, Sadek Ahmed Maina, Zakir Hossain Pavel and Tajuddin Badal.
Judge Akbar Hossain Mridha handed down the verdict at around 12:20pm. The court also sentenced five of the accused in different terms and acquitted two others.
The 13-year-old boy, Rajan, was beat to death on allegation of ‘stealing’ a rickshaw van by the prime accused Kamrul, a resident of Sheikhpara of sadar upazila, his brother Ali Haidar, Muhith Alam and Shamim Ahmad and their associates on July 8.