Two people condemned to death for killing a Bangladeshi man have lost their appeals.
Roubel Al Salam and Kamrol Miah, both from Bangladesh, were found guilty of premeditated murder by the High Criminal Court in 2015.
They tied up fellow Bangladeshi Haris Kanu Miah, aged 30, and gagged him with a piece of cloth before beating him to death over an unpaid debt of BD50.
They also stole the victim’s mobile phone and wallet.
They then hid his body in a suitcase and buried him under cement and rocks at Al Louzy housing project in Hamad Town on June 14, 2014.
The 30-year-old’s badly decomposed body was discovered on August 3 of the same year after a passer-by noticed foul smell near the development.
Both defendants initially appealed against their sentences at the Supreme Criminal Appeals Court, which upheld the initial ruling in October 2015.
The case then went before the Cassation Court, Bahrain’s highest court, which referred it back to the appeals court to be tried by a different panel of judges.
However, the new panel of judges has upheld the initial ruling today.
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