A Sunamganj court yesterday handed down death sentence to a youth for the murder of schoolgirl Humayra Akhter Munni in Derai upazila in 2017.
District and Session Judge Wahiduzzaman Sikder delivered the verdict against Yahya Sardar, 22, the lone accused, said public prosecutor Khairul Kabir Rumen.
On December 16, 2017, Yahya stabbed Munni, 19, as she refused his advances.
Munni, an SSC examinee from Derai Girls High School, was a resident of Madani Mahalla area. Her mother filed a case with Derai Police Station, accusing Yahya and his friend Tanvir Ahmed.
Yahya and Tanvir were arrested the same month. A court sent them to jail. Later, Tanvir was acquitted.