The court also fined them Tk1 lakh each
A Rajshahi court has sentenced two people to death for the rape and murder of a 10-year-old child in Shah Makhdum upazila in 2013.
Rajshahi Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Md Mansur Alam delivered the verdict on Monday afternoon. The court also fined them Tk1 lakh each.
Md Syedur alias Gatt, and Md Rana, were convicted of killing Swapna Khatun Belly, 10, after raping her. The convicts were present in the court during the pronouncement of the verdict.
Syedur and his accomplice Rana abducted Swapna on Aug 23, 2013, according to the case statement.
Later, after raping her in turns, the assailants strangled her to death her and left her body in a mango forest, said Goulam Kuddus Ruhul, additional deputy commissioner of police of the district.
Her father Abu Bakkar Siddique subsequently filed a rape and murder case with the local police station in connection with the incident.