The brutal murder of five-year-old Tuhin Miah was executed by his uncle and cousin with his father’s help to implicate their rivals.
The information revealed as Sunamganj Judicial Magistrate Mohammad Khaled Miah recorded the confessional statements of Tuhin’s uncle Nasir Miah and cousin Shahriar under section-164 of the Penal Code yesterday.
Mijanur Rahman, superintendent (acting) of Sunamganj police, said the court sent Nasir and Shahriar to jail after recording their statements.
Quoting the statements, the police official said Tuhin’s father brought the boy out of home when he was sleeping.
Nasir and Shahriar then slaughtered the child. The criminals also cut off Tuhin’s ears, genital and pierced two knives into his abdomen that had two people’s names embedded on its grips, he added.
Meanwhile, Tuhin’s father Abdul Basir, uncle Abdul Musobbir and their neighbour Jamshed Ali were placed on three-day remand each.
Sunamganj Senior Judicial Magistrate Shyam Kanta Saha passed the order as police placed them before the court with five-day remand plea.
All five of the accused were detained on Monday and shown arrested after Tuhin’s mother Monira Begum filed a case with Derai Police Station in connection with the murder, the police official said.
Body of Tuhin was found on Monday hanging from a tree some 200 yards away from his home at Kejaura of Sunamganj’s Derai upazila.
Both of his ears and genital were cut off, throat was slit, and two knives pierced into his abdomen.
RIGHTS GROUPS CONDEMNED THE MURDER
National Human Rights Commission Chairman Nasima Begum yesterday strongly condemned the brutal killing of Tuhin.
In a statement, she wrote, “The commission is observing that different types of heinous activities are occurring due to degradation of ethical values of few people.
“The commission expresses strong condemnation over the brutal killing of five-year child Tuhin.”
The statement also urged the authorities to ensure exemplary punishment to the killers.
Earlier, the commission directed the superintendent of Sunamganj police to take necessary steps against the killers and to inform the commission what steps have been taken by November 7.
Besides, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad also condemned the brutal murder of Tuhin.
“Bangladesh Mahila Parishad expresses deep concern and sorrow over this heinous and brutal murder,” said the press statement.