A Bagerhat court on Sunday sentenced three people to life term imprisonment for killing a three-month-old boy after abduction in Morrelganj upazila of Bagerhat in 2019.
Md Nur-e-Alam, judge of Bagerhat Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal, announced the verdict in presence of the accused this noon.The court also fined them Tk 45,000, each.
The convicts are identified as Hridoy alias Rahat Hawlader, 21, son of Moajjem Hossain Hawlader, hailing from Nishan Bariya area of the upazila, Mahiuddin Hawlader, 22, son of Jasim Hawlader and Foysul Islam, 29, son of Abdur Rashid.
According to case statement, the convicts stole the three-month-old boy Abdullah from his parents' bedroom in Bisharighata village of Morrelganj upazila on March 11, 2019.
On the same day, the child's father Sirajul Islam Sohag filed a case with the police station. Later, the convicts called Abdullah's father Sohag over mobile phone and demanded a ransom of Tk 10 lakh. Sohag paid Tk 10 lakh as per the demands of the accused, but they did not return the child.
Later, police arrested Hridoy on March 13. Gleaning information from Hridoy, police recovered the body of the child from a toilet on March 18.