Risha murder: Lone accused Obaidul sentenced to death
Published : Thursday, 10 October, 2019 at 3:37 PM Count : 219
Obaidul, the lone convict in the murder of Willes Little Flower student Suraiya Akther Risha, has been sentenced to death by a Dhaka court.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes pronounced the verdict on Thursday.
Earlier this morning, the convict was produced before the court from Kashimpur jail.
On October 6, the court deferred the verdict as police did not produced Obaidul before it.
According to the case statement, Risha, 14, a class VIII student of Willes Little Flower School and College in Dhaka, was stabbed by Obaidul in broad daylight on a foot-over bridge adjacent to her school on August 24, 2016.
She, later, succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
Obaidul, a tailor by profession, used to disturb the girl over phone and harassed her on her way to school.