A Narayanganj court today sentenced a man to death in a case filed for raping and killing a 6-year-old girl in Araihazar upazila two years ago.
Judge Nazmul Haque Shyamal of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal announced the verdict in presence of the convict, Naimur Rahman alias Nayeem, 35, of Barguna's Latabaria area.
The convict got additional five years in jail for hiding the girl's body after the murder, reports our Narayanganj correspondent quoting Public Prosecutor Rakibuddin Ahmed.
The convict was also fined Tk 20,000, he added.
According to the case statement, On September 23, 2021, Nayeem, who lived in a rented house next to the victim, abducted the girl and raped her in his place, before murdering her and hiding her body.
A day later, a case was filed with Araihazar Police Station when her body was recovered wrapped in a quilt under the bed of the convict in his house.
The convict confessed under section 164, admitting to the crime after being arrested from Barguna.
On September 28, 2022, police filed charges against Nayeem.
The court gave the verdict after hearing the testimony of 10 witnesses, the PP added.