A Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced four persons to death for killing a class-9 girl after rape in Faridpur three years back. Judge Abdur Rahman Sarder of Dhaka’s Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 also fined the Tk 20,000 each. However, the court acquitted the other accused as he was found not guilty.The death sentenced convicts are- Shamim Mondal, 24, Babul Hossain, 22, Jahidul Hasan Sarder 24 and Akash Mondol, 24. The fifth accused Mousumi Begum was acquitted.
Victim Champa, a grade IX student at Purdia High School, lived at Faridpur Sadar upazila’s Kashimabad village.
On December 13, 2012, Champa was attending her cousin Popy’s wedding ceremony, when the convicted people sent Shamim’s nephew Babu to call the victim to a nearby orchard, where they raped the girl. The following day, her body found hanging from a tree in the orchard. A case was filed with Faridpur Kotwali Police Station on December 15.