A Sylhet court yesterday sentenced four people to death for killing an 11-year-old boy in 2011.
The convicts are: Ismail Ali; Mithun Miah and his brother Rubel Miah, and Biplob Miah.
Sylhet Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Muhitul Haque Enam Choudhury passed the order in presence of the accused, said Shah Musahid Ali, special public prosecutor.
The court acquitted another accused Junaid Hossain as the allegations brought against him could not be proven, he said.
On August 14, 2011, Mozammel Hossain Nayeem was kidnapped while he was on his way to a mosque for evening prayers.
The body of Nayeem, son of Abdul Haque of Tetli village under Dakshin Surma upazila in Sylhet, was recovered from a ditch a week later.
Nayeem’s father filed a murder case with Dakshin Surma Police Station, accusing unknown people.
On November 26 that year, Sub-inspector Harun Majumdar of the police station, after investigation, pressed a charge sheet against the above-mentioned five, said the public prosecutor.
Advocate Golam Ahia, a lawyer for the complainant, said, “We hope that the verdict will be executed soon.”