A Munshiganj court today sentenced a man to death for raping and killing a tenth-grade schoolgirl in the district’s Sreenagar upazila in 2018.
The convict, Md Khokon, 35, of Pawsar village in Sirajdikhan upazila, is a tailor by profession, reports our Munshignaj correspondent.
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District and Sessions Judge Begum Faizunnechha of Munshiganj Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal delivered the verdict around 12:30pm.
Public Prosecutor Lablu Molla said Khokon was sentenced to death for the murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
He was also sentenced to seven years imprisonment under Section 201 and fined Tk 10,000 for raping the victim and dumping the body after the murder.
According to the case statement, the body of Laila Akhtar Limu, a tenth-grade student of Baraikhali High School, was recovered from the Ichhamati river near Baraikhali market on August 28, 2018.