Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Narsingdi on Wednesday convicted five people and sentenced them to death for killing a schoolboy in 2013.
The condemned convicts are Sajib Khan, 22, son of Yasin Khan, Emran, 20, son of Hazrat Ali, Shamim Osman, 19, son of Aftab Uddin Bhuiya, Rubel, 18, son of Ruhul Amin and Shakil, 18, son of Khorshed Alam on Badarpur village in Sadar upazila.
Among the convicts, Shakil was tried in absentia, reports United News of Bangladesh.
According to the prosecution, Hasibul Hasan, 6, a class I student of Brahmandi KKM Government Primary School and son of Sohrab Hossain, was strangulated to death by the convicts after abduction over previous enmity on May 26, 2013.
Sohrab Hossain filed a case with Narsingdi police station in this connection.
After examining the records and 14 witnesses, Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Shamim Ahmed handed down the verdict.