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Convict hanged at Rajshahi Jail

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Published: 10:33, 1 December 2022   Update: 10:55, 1 December 2022
Convict hanged at Rajshahi Jail

A condemned convict was hanged on Wednesday night at Rajshahi Central Jail for raping and killing a girl in 1999.

The convict, Akibor, a man of Nimtala village under Godagari upazila in Rajshahi, was executed around 10:01 am.

Senior Jail Super Abdul Jalil confirmed the news.

Deputy Inspector General (prisons) Asim Kanto Pal, Rajshahi Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jalil, Civil Surgeon Dr Abu Syed Mohammad Faruk and Additional District Magistrate Sabia Sultana were present during the execution.

In 1999, a case was filed against Akibor for raping and killing a girl named Morsheda Khatun at Nimtala village.

On August 8, 2004, a Rajshahi court sentenced him to death. Later, the higher court also upheld the verdict.