Special Public Prosecutor of Habiganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Abul Hasem Mollah Masum told the Dhaka Tribune that: ‘‘District and Sessions' Judge Mahroja Parveen on Thursday noon has sent the case to the children court from the tribunal”.
Besides, the new court fixed September 7 for its hearing.
On February 17, local police recovered the corpses four schoolboys - Zakaria Ahmed Shuvo, 8, son of Wahid Miah; his two cousins – Tajel Miah, 10, son of Abdul Aziz; Monir Miah, 7, son of Abdal Miah; and Ismail Hossain, 10, son of Abdul Quadir; from a ditch in Shundratiki village under Bahubal upazila, four days after they went missing.
In the incident, four of the accused – namely Jewel Mia, his younger brother Rubel Mia, Shahid and Arzu – gave confessional statements.
A total of five accused are now behind bars and other accused, Ustar Mia, Boshir Mia and Belal Mia are on the run. However, the lawsuit's prime suspect Bachchu died in an alleged shootout with Rapid Action Battalion on February 26.
On April 5, police submitted the charge sheet to the court.