HC upholds death of 4, commutes jail term of 1 in Rajon murder case

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DHAKA : The High Court (HC) today upheld death of four convicts including prime killer Kamrul Islam in the case lodged over sensational Samiul Alam Rajon murder in Sylhet in 2015.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md. Jahangir Hossain passed the order after holding hearing on jail appeals of the convicts and death reference in the case.

The other three death-row-convicts are Moyna Miah alias Boro Moyna, Taj Uddin Badal and Jakir Hossain Pavel. The court however, commuted life imprisonment sentence of Nur Miah to six-month imprisonment. Nur is the one, who had recorded the brutal killing.

Earlier on March 12, the High Court set today to pass verdict in the case.

The 13-year-old boy was beaten to death on July 8, 2015, in Kumargaon Bus Stand area of Sylhet, accusing him of stealing a rickshaw van. The killers even recorded the killing and posted it online.

A Sylhet court on November 8, 2015, sentenced death to four and different jail terms to six other in the case.

Ali Haider alias Ali, Dulal Ahmed, Kamrul’s brothers, Muhidul Islam Muhit and Shamim Ahmed were given seven years imprisonment, while another accused Ayaj Ali was sentenced to one year imprisonment. Of the convicts, Jakir Hossain Pavel is still at large.

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