DHAKA (07 Janu) : Three persons were awarded death sentences for killing a 9-year-old Salman Sami, son of Md Hossain of Darus Salam area in the city.
The convicts are — Md. Rakib, son of Mahbub Alam, of Darus Salam of Dhaka, Sheikat Khan, son of Abu Bakar Siddique of same thna and Jane Alam, son of Fazlul Haque, of same police station of the city.
Another person was acquitted from the case as he was not proved guilty.
Judge of Dhaka-4 Speedy Trial Tribunal Md Motaher Hossain passed the order Monday after hearing depositions of 16 witnesses.
As per case statement, the accused people abducted the 9-yr old boy and strangled to death him on May 17 in 2012. Later, they threw the body packing with a plastic bag in the river in Koundia area.
On May 30 last, a case was filed with Darus Salam police station in the city.
DB police inspector AB Siddique placed charge sheet against the accused people on October 17 last.