A Manikganj court yesterday sentenced a youth to life term rigorous imprisonment (RI) for killing a four-year-old boy in Manikganj municipality on June 24, 2013.
After examining10 witnesses of the case, Additional District and Sessions Judge Shahana Haque Siddika delivered the verdict yesterday noon in presence of the convict Sohail Mia, 25, son of Kashem Mia of Char Beutha area.
The court also fined the convict Tk 10,000. In default, he is to suffer two months more in jail.
According to the prosecution, on June 24 in 2013, Sohel lured his neighbouring boy Saiful Islam, son of Saheb Mollah, with biscuits and asked him to bring his father’s smart phone from home.
As the boy bought the mobile phone, Sohel took him to a nearby field, strangled him and buried the body there.
When the kid’s parents were looking for their son, villagers said they saw Saiful with Sohel moments ago.
Later, family members with the help of the villagers caught Sohel and handed him over to police the same day.
Following Sohel’s confessional statement, police recovered Saiful’s body the next day after victim’s father filed a murder case with Sadar Police Station accusing Sohel.
Police submitted charge-sheet against Sohel on September 3 the same year.