Dhaka: A Chattogram Court on Monday sentenced eight people to death in a case of rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 2018.
Chattogram Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal-4 passed the order, Public Prosecutor of the Tribunal M A Naser confirmed.
The death-row convicts include Moinul Islam, Md Belal Hossen, Rabiul Islam, Hasibul Islam Hasib, Akman Miah, Md Sujon, Md Mehraj Tutul and Shahdat Hossen Soikot.
Meanwhile, another accused, Soikot, was still absconding.
On January 21, 2018, the girl went missing from outside her house. Four hours later, her body was found at a building named ‘Ayesha Momtaj Mahal’.
The case was registered on January 22, 2018.