A court here on Thursday awarded death sentences to three people for killing a schoolboy after abduction in 2011.
Kushtia District and Sessions Judge Munshi Mohammad Mashier Rahman handed down the verdict.
The convicts are—Sabbir Khan, son of Gaffar Khan, Helal Uddin Dany, son of Azam Ali of Kalishankarpur area in the district town and Abdur Rahim alias Epier, son of Moslem Sheikh of Bheramara upazila.
According to the case statement, the convicts had kidnapped Mutasim Bin Mazed Hridoy, 14, an eighth grader of Zila School and a resident of Mollategharia East Para, on May 23, 2011.
After four days of the abduction, the culprits demanded Tk 12 lakh as ransom from his mother Taslima Khatun over phone.
After negotiations, the mother gave Tk two lakh to the kidnappers upon their promise of returning back Hridoy.
But after receiving the ransom money, the kidnappers didn’t return the boy. Then Taslima filed a case with Kushtia Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal.
Police arrested 10 people in this connection and following the statement of the convicts, police unearthed the body of Hridoy from near a brick kiln field on Bheramara-Kushtia highway on October 3, 2014, 134 days after the abduction.