Mohammad Momin sentenced to death. Photo: Collected The court sentenced a young man to death in the case of Chuadanga’s controversial child Abu Huraira murder. At the same time, he was fined another 50 thousand rupees.
Judge Masud Ali of Chuadanga’s Additional District and Sessions Judge Second Court gave this verdict at around 12:30 noon on Monday.
In the same case, the other two accused have been sentenced to 14 years rigorous imprisonment and 20,000 taka fine for another three months without labour.
Muhammad Momin (23), who was sentenced to death, is a resident of Taltala village in Chuadanga Municipal Area. The convicts are Parvez Ahmed (28) and Ashrafuzzaman Rijn (30) of the same village. The accused Parvez Ahmed is absconding.
According to the source of the case, on the afternoon of January 19, 2022, Abu Huraira (11), the only son of Abdul Barek of Taltala village of Chuadanga municipality and a third grade student of Victoria Jubilee Government High School, went missing. Abdul Barek, father of Abu Huraira, filed a case at Sadar police station, mentioning the names of five people including Mohammad Momin.
Later, the police arrested Momin in a raid. Based on the information given by him, the police recovered the half-decomposed body of child Abu Huraira from an old grave in the Taltala graveyard of the area on the night of February 14.
After investigating the case, on August 14, 2022, Inspector Mizanur Rahman of Chuadanga Sadar Police Station, investigating officer of the case, filed a report in the court accusing Mohammad Momin, Parvez Ahmed and Ashrafuzzaman Rijon.
Assistant Public Prosecutor (APP) Giyas Uddin said that the judge gave the verdict this afternoon after taking the testimony of 13 witnesses. Among them the accused Parvez Ahmed is absconding. An urgent arrest warrant has been issued for him.