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Man to walk gallows for Risha murder

Thursday, 10 October 2019


A Dhaka court has handed the death penalty to Obayedul Khan, the lone suspect in the murder of 14-year-old schoolgirl Suraiya Akter Risha three years ago, reports bdnews24.com.

Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes delivered the verdict along with a fine of Tk 50,000 in the presence of the accused on Thursday.

Risha, daughter of businessman Ramjan Hossain of Siddique Bazar, was a student of class eight in Willes Little Flower School.

She was stabbed allegedly by Obayedul, a worker of a tailoring shop in Elephant Road area, on a footbridge outside the school on Aug 24, 2016. She died four days later.

Her mother started a case against Obayedul after the attack, saying he had sexually harassed the girl.

Police arrested him in Nilphamari eight days after the attack amidst protests by students of the institution.