The High Court has started hearing of death reference and appeals of the convicts of the killing of 12-year-old Rakib Hawlader in Khulna in 2015.
An HC bench of Justice Md. Jahangir Hossain and Justice Jahangir Hossain started the hearing on Tuesday.
Deputy Attorney General Jahirul Haque Jahir presented the paper-book of the case.
On August 3 of 2015, Rakib’s former employers Sharif and Miya, pumped air into the boy’s abdomen using an air pump through his rectum.
The high pressure caused Rakib’s internal organs to tear leading to internal bleeding. He was taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital but the injuries were so serious that the doctors could not save his life.
On November 8, 2015, Khulna Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court handed down death penalty to two people for killing Rakib.
The death references of Rakib killing case reached the HC on November 10, 2015.