A Chandpur court has sentenced three people, including notorious serial killer Rashu Kha, to death in a case filed over the murder of a woman after rape in 2009.
Chandpur Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal and District and Sessions Judge, Abul Mannan handed down the verdict on Tuesday after examining all records and witnesses, said Mir Kashem, sub-inspector of Chandpur Sadar police station.
The convicts are Rashu Kha, 45, a notorious serial killer of the area, his nephew Jahirul Islam, 35, and Yunus Miah, 42.
Parveen Begum, 35, was killed after being raped by the accused in Hasa village of the district on July, 20, 2009.
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Rashu Kha is also accused of eight murder and rape cases in the area, the SI added.
Earlier in on April 22, 2015, the self-confessed killer was sentenced to death for killing garment worker Shahida Begum in Chandpur.
Shahida was killed after being raped near Nanupur canal of Faridganj in Chandpur on August 18, 2008.
Rashu was arrested on October 7, 2009 from Nirashpur of Tongi for stealing a fan from a mosque. He later confessed to the killing of 11 women after raping them.
He aimed to kill a total of 101 women and then take refuge at the Shahjalal shrine in Sylhet.
Rashu’s first victim was the wife of his brother-in-law in 2007. He used to have relations with women after luring them in with a promise to marry them, but killed them after raping them in remote areas of Chandpur.