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HC upholds death penalty of 2 for raping, killing minor

  • Published at 04:56 pm January 18th, 2018
HC upholds death penalty of 2 for raping, killing minor
The High Court on Thursday upheld the death sentence of two people for killing a seven-year-old girl in Jhenaidah after raping her in 2008. The division bench of Justice Md Ruhul Kuddus and Justice Bhasmi Deb Chakrabarty upheld the trial court verdict after disposing of appeal petition by the perpetrators. The death row inmates are Md Saiful Islam and Md Arif Hossain. According to the case statement, the convicts killed a seven-year old child, Alpona, after raping her in a jute field at Mahespur in Jhenaidah in 2008. Later in 2011, a Jhenaidah court sentenced the duo to death over the rape and murder case.