Rajan Murder: Four Sentenced to Death


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.

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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.