The High Court has confirmed the death sentence of eight convicts in the 2012 rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Laxmipur, reports bdnews24.com.
It has also commuted the death sentence of two others to life imprisonment.
The panel of Justice Bhabani Prasad Singha and Justice Kamrul Hossain Mollah delivered the verdict after hearing appeals of the convicts and their death references on Tuesday.
The eight to die are ‘Hiron’ from Cumilla, Nur Alam from Laxmipur, and ‘Manik’, ‘Rashed’, ‘Sumon’, Hedayetullah, Nur Nabi, and Saddam Hossain alias Rubel from Noakhali.
Manik, Rashed, Sumon and Rubel are absconding.
The two with commuted sentence are Anwar Hossain and ‘Sohel’ from Noakhali. Sohel is a fugitive from the law.
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