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Capital punishment of Sayeed killers demanded in Sylhet

2Residents of 10 residential areas of the Sylhet city demanded that those involved in the kidnapping and killing of schoolboy Abu Sayeed be awarded capital punishment.

The demand was made from a demonstration staged by the residents of Rainagar, Darjipara, Jherjheripara, Agpara, Jharnarpar, Mirabazar, Manipuri Razbari, Shahi Eidgah, Kumarpara and Kharadipara.
They brought out a procession from Rainagar point in the city around 5:30pm in protest against the killing of schoolboy Sayeed.
Police recovered the decomposed body of Abu Sayeed, a class IV student of a primary school, from constable Ebadur’s house located in Kumarpara Jharnarpar residential area in Sylhet city on Saturday night.
Police detained constable Ebadur, district Olama League Secretary Abdur Rakib and Informant Geda Mia for their alleged involvement in the abduction and murder.

Sayeed’s father Abdul Matin also filed a case against six people, including three suspects detained in connection with the murder.
Later on Sunday, the arrested police constable Ebadur Rahman gave confessional statement before a Sylhet court, admitting his involvement in the abduction and killing.

While giving the statement, the constable told the court that nine-year-old Sayeed was abducted for ransom, but he was later killed as he could recognise Ebadur and Geda.

Sayeed was picked up from Rainagar while on his way to his uncle’s house on the night of March 10.
The abductors first demanded Tk5 lakh and then Tk2 lakh ransom. Later, Sayeed’s father Abdul Matin filed a general diary with Kotwali police station on March 11.

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