Rajon killing: Verdict on death reference, appeals April 11

The High Court will deliver verdict on April 11 on death reference and appeals in a sensational case filed over killing 13-year-old boy Sheikh Md Samiul Alam Rajon.

The HC bench of Justice Zahangir Hossain and Justice Md Zahangir Hossain today set the date after concluding hearing arguments from the counsels on the death reference and appeals. 

Sylhet Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court in November 2015 sentenced four people including prime accused Quamrul Islam to death for beating Rajon to death. 

Three other death-row convicts are: Zakir Hossain alias Pavel, Saddique Ahmed alias Boro Moyna and Taz Uddin alias Badal.

The convicts later filed separate appeals with the HC challenging the trial court verdict against them.

On July 8, 2015, Rajon was beaten to death by a group of brutes in Kumargaon Bus Stand area of Sylhet Sadar allegedly for trying to steal a rickshaw van.

Tied to a pole, he screamed for help, cried for water and begged for his life. But they laughed and jeered at him till the boy went silent, forever. One of them even filmed the horrendous incident and shared it on Facebook.

The 28-minute video footage went viral and shows Quamrul, in a black T-shirt and lungi, hitting the boy with a stick in the feet, joints of legs, shoulders and in the head.

The sickening torture video shook the nation to its core and stirred outcries in the social network and the mainstream media.