Correspondent, Dhaka:

The High Court (HC) on Tuesday commuted death sentences of two convicts to life imprisonment in the case over sensational murder of child Rakib in Khulna in 2015.

A High Court division bench comprising Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md. Jahangir Hossain passed the order after holding hearings on the death reference and jail appeals of the convicts.

The court however, fined the two convicts Taka 50 thousand each.

According to case records, Omar Sharif and Mintu killed Rakib, 12, by pumping air into his body through rectum on August 3, 2015.

Khulna Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court on November 8, 2015, sentenced Sharif and Mintu to death in the case lodged by Rakib’s father.

Ends/ 04, 2016