A Tangail court on Monday sentenced a man to death in a case filed over killing a schoolgirl after raping her in 2020.
Tangail Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal judge Khaleda Yasmin passed the order in presence of the convict.
The death row convict is Mazedur Rahman,26, son of Anwar Hossain from Moddhopara village in Tangail sadar upazila.
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On September 9, 2020, a fourth grader student of a local school went missing as she went to collect sugarcane from a field beside her home in the afternoon. Later in the evening her body was recovered from a bush near her house, said Public prosecutor advocate Ali Ahmed.
Next day, Mazedur was arrested from his home after a case was filed at Tangail sadar police station in this regard followed by a complaint lodged by the victim's brother.
In primary interrogation Mazedur confessed to strangulate the girl to death with her scarf after raping her. He also gave a confessional statement before court.