Bangladesh: Ten people indicted in brutal killing of teenager

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Dhaka, Aug 25: A court in Bangladesh indicted 10 people and issued arrest warrants against three absconding accused in the brutal killing of a 13-year-old Bangladeshi boy last month.

Teenage boy identified as Samiul Islam Rajon Rajon was publicly beaten to death by a group of men over a false allegation of stealing a bicycle in the northeastern city of Sylhet on July 8.

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Sylhet Metropolitan court on Monday has ordered confiscate the properties of the three accused, one of whom has been detained in Saudi Arabia waiting repatriation.

A video of him being traumatised went viral and triggered nationwide outrage, with hundreds taking to the streets of the northeastern city of Sylhet.

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Kamrul, who is the prime accused in the case, fled to Saudi Arabia after allegedly committing the crime along with his accomplices. Following a police probe, the allegation was found untrue.

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