Sunday, February 17, 2019 08:49:53 PM
A Sylhet court has issued arrest warrants against 3 absconders accused in the case over the brutal killing of 13-year-old Samiul Haque Rajon.
Sylhet's First Metropolitan Magistrate Shahedul Karim also ordered on Monday that their properties to be seized after taking into cognisance the chargesheet of the case, Public Prosecutor Misbah Uddin Siraj said.
The absconders are Sheikhpara's Kamrul Islam, his brother Shamim Ahmed and Pavel Ahmed. Islam fled to Saudi Arabia a day after the killing where he is currently in police custody there. Siraj said the next hearing has been set for Aug 31. On July 8, 13-year-old Rajan was tortured to death in Sylhet's Kumargaon, allegedly for stealing a rickshaw van. A video clip of the torture caused nationwide outrage after it went viral on the internet. The investigation officer SMP Inspector Suranjit Talukder submitted the chargesheet on Aug 16 accusing 13 for the killing.
The accused are Kamrul Islam, his brothers Ali Haider, Shamim Ahmed and Muhit Alam, local watchman Moyna Mia, Dulal Mia, Ruhul Amin, Taj Uddin Ahmed Badal, Nur Mia, Firoz Mia, Ajmat Ullah, Pavel Ahmed and Ayaj Ali. Muhit's wife Lipi Begum and brother-in-law Islami Hossain were initially arrested after the murder. But they were excluded from the chargesheet as police did not find any proof of their involvement.