SHARIATPUR: A court here on Wednesday sentenced a man to death sentence and three others to life-term imprisonment for killing a girl after rape in Damudya upazila of the district in 2020.
Shariatpur Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Shapon Kumar Sarker handed down the verdict. The court also fined each of the convicts, who were sentenced to life-term imprisonment, Tk 2 lakh, in default have to serve six more months in jail.
The death row convict was Babu Chowkidar, 26. The convicts who get life term imprisonment were—Jewel Khan, 20, Faruk Sarder, 21 and Tanvir Hossain Shamim, 23. They were the residents at different villages in Damudya Upazila.
According to the prosecution documents, on October 21 in 2020, the girl went missing from Kulkuri village in the evening. Her body was recovered in the next day from a canal at the village.
Following the incident, father of the convict filed a case with Damudya Thana. Police pressed the charge sheet on October 22 in 2021 accusing the four convicts.