2 to die for killing Rakib in Khulna

2 to die for killing Rakib in Khulna

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A court here on Sunday convicted two people and sentenced them to death in the case over the killing of 12-year-old boy Rakib.The convicts are M Omar Sharif and Mintu Khan.Acting judge of Khulna Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court Dilruba Sultana passed the order when the accused were produced before the court in the morning.The court also acquitted Beauty Begum as allegation brought against her could not be proved.Earlier on November 1, a Khulna court had fixed November 8 for delivering the verdict in the case.A total of 38 witnesses gave their depositions in the case.On August 3, Rakib, who used to work at a motorcycle garage at Tutpara Central Road in Khulna city, was tortured to death allegedly by his former employer over quitting job.Alam Haldar, victim’s father, filed a case with Sadar Police Station against three people-M Omar Sharif, Mintu and Beauty Begum—after the brutal killing.Later, Mintu Khan, a so-called uncle of M Omar Sharif, the prime accused in the Rakib killing case, confessed to the killing before a local court on August 13 while Sharif made his confessional statement on August 12 and his mother Beauty Begum, also an accused in the case, admitted her involvement in the incident on August 6.On August 25, Kazi Mostak Ahmed, sub-inspector and also the investigation officer of the case, submitted charge sheet against the three accused. -UNB, Khulna

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