A Pirojpur court yesterday handed down death penalty to a man for killing a college girl after kidnaping her in Nesarabad upazila in 2009.
The convict, Liton Mondal, 34, son of Sudhir Ranjan Mondal from Atghar village in the upazila, was tried in absentia.
Judge Md Mizanur Rahman, of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal of Pirojpur, delivered the verdict.
The court acquitted three other accused who were produced before the court.
According to the prosecution, Liton used to stalk Jhorna Rani Dewri, 19, daughter of Subhas Chandra Dewri from the same village and an HSC examinee from Shah Mahmudia College in Jhalakathi.
On May 14 in 2009, while Jhorna was returning home from her elder sister’s house in Andharmanik village of Kachua upazila in Bagerhat, Liton and four to five youths kidnapped her from Kourikhara boat terminal on the Sandhya river in Nesarabad.
On May 17, her father went to Barishal’s Banaripara upazila and identified his daughter’s body that the local police had buried as an unidentified victim of murder.