Rajon killing case transferred to another court
A Sylhet court today transferred the 13-year-old boy Rajon killing case to Metropolitan Sessions Judges Court of the district.
After shifting the case, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sahedul Karim fixed September 16 as the next date of hearing in the case, our Moulvibazar correspondent reports.
Ten accused, now in custody, were produced before the court today.
Police submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on August 16 accusing 13 people. Police showed three of the accused -- Kamrul Islam, Shamim and Pavel – fugitive in their submission.
On July 8, Rajon was beaten to death by Kamrul and several other brutes in Kumargaon Bus Stand area of Sylhet Sadar upazila.
Rajon’s “crime”, they claimed, was trying to steal a rickshaw van. Even one of culprits filmed the murder incident on a mobile phone and shared it on the social media.
The sickening torture video shook the nation to its core and stirred outcries in the social network and the mainstream media.
Tied to a pole, the boy screamed for help, cried for water and begged for his life. But the group showed no mercy. They laughed, joked and filmed their madness to show it off to people.
The boy died of brain haemorrhage. His body bore 64 injury marks.
After the killing, the culprits were taking his body on a microbus to dump it in a secluded place, but the locals spotted them and managed to catch one of them. The police recovered the body from the microbus.
Later, a murder case was filed with Jalalabad Police Station.
Kamrul fled to Saudi Arabia soon after the incident. He was later detained by Saudi police. Despite Bangladesh government's diplomatic efforts to bring him back, the Saudi authorities are yet to clarify when they will repatriate him.