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2 to die for abducting minor in Dhaka

  • Published at 09:38 pm May 16th, 2019
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Eight others have been sentenced with life imprisonment

A special tribunal in Dhaka has sentenced two people to death, and eight others to life in prison in a case filed over kidnapping a minor boy in Dhaka in 2015.

Judge Md Khadem Ul Kayes of Dhaka’s Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal-7 passed the order on Thursday.

The death row convicts are: Moshiur Rahman Montu, 40, and Mizanur Rahman alias Mizan Matubbar, 35.

The court also fined the duo Tk50,000 each, and additional three months in jail upon failure to pay the fine.

Those sentenced with life imprisonment are: Md Razzaul Karim, 36; Nazrul Islam, 32; Abdullah Al Mamun alias Abdullah, 38; Iqbal Hossain Shuvo, 28; Sajeeb Ahmed Kamal Uddin, 47; Mohammad Alim Hossain Chandan Chanchal, 27; Kawsar Mridha, 25; and Md Reza Mridha, 30.

The court fined the eight with Tk20,000 each, and an additional two months in jail, should they fail to pay the fine.

The tribunal also acquitted two of the accused as evidence against them went unproved.

According to the case documents, on May 2, 2015, madrasa student Abir was returning to home in Dhaka's Kafrul with his car. His driver Zahid and caretaker Abu Bakkar was accompanying him.

When the car approached Banabi Staff Road, the accused intercepted the car and picked all three of them up. However, after a while, they released Zahid and Abu Bakkar midway.

Later, they contacted Abir's family, and threatened to kill him, if his family failed meet their demand of Tk10cr in ransom.

Abir's parents managed to pay Tk2cr, before he was rescued near Dhaka's Kurmitola General Hospital.

Abir's uncle filed a case in connection with the incident with the Cantonment police in May 2015.

On September 27, 2015, police pressed charges in the case.

The court recorded deposition of as many as 30 witnesses in the case before giving its verdict on Thursday.