KISHOREGANJ: A tribunal here sentenced two police constables to death for killing two college girls after rape at a hotel in Dhaka in 2008, reports UNB.
The convicts are constables Maniruzzaman alias Halud Mia alias Sujon, 32, and Shamim Hawlader alias Zahir, 38, both were attached to the District Police Lines.Judge Kiron Shankar Haldar of Kishoreganj Women and Children Repression Prevention tribunal also sentenced six other people to four years in jail each.
According to the prosecution, police constables Maniruzzaman and Shamim developed love affair with two girls -- Afroza Akhter Soma and her friend Afroza Akhter Urmi -- both first year student of Kishoreganj Girls’ College, over phone.
On September 21, 2008, the culprits brought the girls to Western hotel in Dhaka’s Kawran Bazar area with the promise of marriage.
Later, the convicts violated the girls there and dumped their bodies.
Later, police recovered the bodies and Soma’s father Abu Bakar Siddique filed a case.
DB police inspector Amzad Hossain submitted a charge sheet accusing eight people.