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Four men who filmed themselves killing a 13-year-old boy sentenced to death

The city of Sylhet, where the verdicts were handed down
The city of Sylhet, where the verdicts were handed down

Four men who were part of a gang who filmed themselves brutally murdering a teenager in Bangladesh have been sentenced to death.

The horrific footage caused outrage when it appeared online in July.

In total, 10 men were found guilty in the city of Sylhet of lynching 13-year-old Samiul Alam Rajon, who was accused of stealing a bicycle.

In the sickening footage, the teenager was tied to a pole and beaten to death by a gang of adult men.

Of the four death sentences, one was delivered in absentia to a man who has gone on the run.

Six other men were given sentences ranging from a year to life for their part in the beating.