Bangladesh awards death to 6 for murders of 2 boys


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Six people were sentenced to death on Sunday by two Bangladeshi courts for torturing to death two young boys, including a 13-year-old whose death had triggered protests in the country after video footage of the brutal attack went viral.

Four people were ordered to the gallows in Sylhet where the culprits murdered 13-year-old Samiul Islam Rajon after hours of torture with sticks on July 8, tying him to a pole, the court officials said.

“They shall be hanged by the neck until they are dead,” Sessions Judge Akbar Hossain Mridha pronounced as the convicts stood on the dock while one of them was exposed to justice after extraditing him from Saudi Arabia.

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