Family members and relatives of eight-year-old Masud Rana Shoyon, who was killed after abduction in 2013, at a press conference at Tangail Press Club yesterday demanded capital punishment for the culprits involved in the murder.
Victim's uncle Abdul Momen read out a written statement in presence of Shoyon's mother Masuda Begum and maternal grandmother Mazeda Begum.
They also alleged that the three accused, currently on bail, had been threatening the deceased's family members to withdraw the case filed against them, otherwise, they would face dire consequences.
According to the read out statement, criminals abducted Shoyon, a Class III student at Matikata Government Primary School in Bhuapur upazila, on September 30, 2013.
Later, the kidnappers phoned Shoyon's mother Masuda, a resident of Ruhuli village in the upazila, and demanded Tk 5 lakh as ransom for her son's release.
Failing to get back the minor boy even after paying Tk 2 lakh, Shoyon's grandmother Mazeda filed a case with Bhuapur Police Station against some unidentified people.
The case was later shifted to Detective Branch (DB) of Police and after two years, detectives arrested Shoyon's stepfather Jahangir Hossain, 30, and his two associates Sohel Mia, 20, and Goutam Chandra, 30, as suspects.
The trio admitted to the law enforcers that after abduction they took the boy in Tengri area in Madhupur upazila, strangled him there and buried the body beside a graveyard. Following their confessional statements under Section 164, police recovered Shoyon's skeleton from Madhupur on March 18, 2015.
After a few months they came out of prison on bail.