The verdict in the nine-year-old schoolboy Abu Sayeed murder case will be delivered on Monday.Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Abdur Rashid fixed the date on completion of placing arguments in the case, said public prosecutor Abdul Malek.

Earlier on November 17, the court framed charges against four people. They are Ebadur Rahman, constable of Airport police station, Mahib Hossain Masum, publicity secretary of the Sylhet district unit of Olama League, Abdur Rakib, general secretary of the district Olama League, and Ataur Rahman Geda, a police informant.

Of them, Masum, who had remained absconding, surrendered before the court on 10 November.

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

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 Court-1.

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

Quoting Ebadur who once lived with the family of Matin on sublet, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Sylhet Metropolitan Police Rahmat Ullah said the policeman with the help of Rakib and Geda had kidnapped Sayeed.

Later, they took him to Ebadur’s house in Jharnapar area and demanded Tk 5 lakh as ransom from his family over the phone for his release.

They, however, slashed the amount to Tk 2 lakh but did not say where to pay it. By the time, Matin approached police and RAB for help.

RAB-9 Company Commander ASP Mainuddin Chowdhury said they detected the location through mobile phone tracking and conducted a raid on the house of Ebadur.

They found the body wrapped in seven sacks- one put into another.


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