A Kushtia court has sentenced four people to death and seven others to life imprisonment for killing two brothers in 2016 for protesting against the harassment of a seventh-grader.
Kushtia Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Munshi Md Moshiar Rahman delivered the verdict on Sunday (Dec 1).
The convicts sentenced to death are Kamal Hossain Malitha, son of Nurul Islam of Gopalnagar from Bheramara upazila, Kamrul Paramanik, son of Kabul Hossain Malitha, Nayan Sheikh, son of Nazrul Islam of Fakrabad village of the same upazila, and Sumon Pramanik.
Those sentenced to life imprisonment are Nazrul Sheikh, Abdur Rahim, Mahfuzur Rahman, Hridoy Ali, Ziaul Islam, Samrat Ali, and Arshaf Malitha of Fakrabad village.
Of the convicts, Nayan, Mahfuzur, and Samrat are absconding.
According to the prosecution, Muzibur Rahman and his brother Mizanur Rahman were hacked to death by a group of people after they protested against the harassment of a seventh-grader girl on Apr 25, 2016.
Muzibur’s son filed a case with Bheramara police station over the killing.