A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced two persons to death for killing two five-year-old girls in the capital's Demra on January 7 last year.
Judge Jayasree Sammader of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-3 in Dhaka delivered the judgement in presence of the convicts -- Golam Mostofa (28) and Azizul Bawany alias Azizul Bowly (28).
The court also fined them Tk 50,000 each. The victims' families would equally get the fined money, the judgement said.
On January 7 last year, Nusrat Jahan, daughter of Palash Howlader; and Fariha Akter Dola, daughter of Faridul Islam, went missing after they went out from their homes in Demra's Konapara for playing.
Later, their bodies were found in Golam Mostofa's house.
Palash Howlader filed a case in this regard with Demra Police Station under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act on January 8 that year.
The murders sparked protests in Demra.
According to the case documents, Mostofa and his friend Azizul Bawany lured the girls into Mostofa's house.
At one stage, they tried to rape the girls. As they started screaming, Azizul and Mostafa strangled them.
Palash Howlader, who was present at the courtroom yesterday, told The Daily Star that he wanted speedy execution of the verdict.