A Sylhet court awarded death penalty to four men over the murder of an 11-year-old boy eight years ago.
Judge Mohitul Hoque Inam Chowdhury of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal delivered the verdict on Wednesday.The convicts are Dakhshin Surma natives Md Ismail Ali, 22, and Md Mithun Mia, 20, Bharthokhola native Biplop alias Bipul, 18, and Lakshipur District's Junaid Hossain, 19. They are all being held at the Sylhet Central Jail.
According to the tribunal's Special Public Prosecutor Md Abdul Malek, the child, 'Nayeem', went missing after leaving home to attend the Tarabih prayers on Aug 14, 2011. Seven days later, his decomposed body was found packed in a sack in the woods next to his home.
His family alleged that the perpetrators killed Nayeem over an old feud with his family.