Narayanganj: A court here on Monday sentenced two people to death for killing a schoolgirl in 2010.
The convicts are-Abu Mia, 23, son of Abdus Sattar of Nagarpara Faitadi village in Araihazar upazila and Nasir, 22, son of late Abdur Rahman, of the same village.
According to prosecution, Abu and Nasir called Sadia Akter, a class II student, to a nearby field from her house and strangled her to death on August 17, 2010. Local people recovered the body of Sadia from a paddy field on the same day.
Abu made a confessional statement in a court under section 164 when he stated that they had killed the girl for taking her two earrings.
Swapan Mia, uncle of the victim, filed a murder case in this connection. Police arrested Abu while Nasir remained absconding since the incident.
After examining the records and nine witnesses, Narayanganj No-2 Additional District and Session Judge Faujul Azim handed down the verdict.