The High Court (HC) has upheld the death sentences of three of five suspects convicted in the 2012 murder of Chattogram's meritorious student Himadri Majumder.
Two other suspects were acquitted by the court.
The High Court bench of Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman on Thursday (November 3) delivered the judgment after hearing the death references and the convicts' petitions.
The death-row convicts are- Zunayed Riyad, Zahidul Islam Shaon and Mahbub Ali Dany. The acquitted persons are Shahadat Hossain Saju and Shah Selim alias Tipu.
Earlier on August 14 in 2016, Chittagong's Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge M Nurul Islam sentenced the five accused to death for their involvement in the murder.
On April 27, 2012, Himadri, an A-level student of Summerfield School and College of Chittagong, was forcibly taken to the rooftop of a residential building and pushed off from the roof unleashing dogs on him. Himadri succumbed to his injury after 26 days of the incident.
A case was filed by Himdri's maternal uncle with the Panchlaish police station. On October 30 in 2012, police submitted a charge sheet to the court against the five convicts.