Monday, 27 September, 2021

SC upholds death of four in three separate cases

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) today upheld death sentences of four convicts in three separate cases.

A five-member apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahbub Hossain passed the orders after holding hearings on the matters virtually, Supreme Court spokesperson Mohammad Saifur Rahman told journalists.

Of the three cases, the Appellate Division upheld the death of Khokon Akand and Al Amin Miah, convicted and sentenced by Sirajganj District and Sessions Judge Court on June 9, 2011, in a case lodged over murdering a microbus driver in 2005 for snatching his vehicle.

High Court on Janury 19, 2017, upheld the lower court judgement, making the convicts to challenge the judgement with the apex court to save their necks.

The Appellate Division meanwhile, upheld the death sentence of one Abdul Latif, convicted for killing his wife for dowry.

The apex court also upheld death of one Shahidul Islam Sheikh, convicted and sentenced to maximum punishment for raping and subsequently killing an eight-year-old. Sirajganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal had initially handed over death to him, and the High Court also had upheld that judgement.