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3 to hang for killing Sylhet schoolboy Sayeed

2A Sylhet tribunal on Monday sentenced three people to death for killing nine-year-old schoolboy Abu Sayeed after abduction in the city on March 14.

The three condemned convicts are suspended police constable Ebadur Rahman alias Putul, 24, of Airport Police Station, Abdur Rakib, 26, general secretary of the district Olama League, and Ataur Rahman Geda, 33 a police informant. The court also fined them TK 20,000 each, UNB reports.

Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Abdur Rashid pronounced the verdict acquitting Mahib Hossain Masum, publicity secretary of the Sylhet district unit of Olama League.

Earlier on November 17, the court framed charges against four people in the case.

Of them, Masum, who had remained absconding, surrendered before the

court on November 10.

On 14 March, police recovered the body of Abu Sayeed, a fourth grader of Shahi Eidgah Hazrat Shahi Mir Govt Primary School who had been abducted on March 11, from the house of police constable Ebadur at Jharnapar in the city.

Police arrested Constable Ebadur Rahman, Rakib and Geda in connection with the killing.

The arrestees were then interrogated at the police station where they reportedly confessed to killing the schoolboy.

Constable Ebadur Rahman made a confessional statement under Section 164 before Judge Shahedul Karim of Sylhet Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court-1.

Abdul Matin, victim’s father, filed a murder case against the arrestees and three other unidentified people.

Later, members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-9 detected where the body was hidden through mobile phone tracking and conducted a raid on the house of Ebadur.

They found the body wrapped in seven sacks.