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6 sentenced to death for torturing 2 young boys to death in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi people gather outside a court as police escort the accused youth in the killing of Bangladeshi boy Samiul Islam Rajon, before a verdict in Sylhet, Bangladesh, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Rajon, 13, died in July after he was brutally beaten. A 28-minute video of Rajon screaming for help as he was being beaten was posted online and went viral, shocking a nation long inured to violence against children. The main suspect in Rajon's death, Kamrul Islam, and three others guilty of fatally torturing the boy were sentenced to death. (AP Photo/ A.H.Arif)

Bangladeshi people gather outside a court as police escort the accused youth in the killing of Bangladeshi boy Samiul Islam Rajon, before a verdict in Sylhet, Bangladesh, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Rajon, 13, died in July after he was brutally beaten. A 28-minute video of Rajon screaming for help as he was being beaten was posted online and went viral, shocking a nation long inured to violence against children. The main suspect in Rajon's death, Kamrul Islam, and three others guilty of fatally torturing the boy were sentenced to death. (AP Photo/ A.H.Arif)  (The Associated Press)

Courts in Bangladesh have sentenced six people to death for torturing and killing two young boys earlier this year.

Thirteen-year-old Samiul Islam Rajon died in July after he was brutally beaten. In August, 12-year-old Rakib Hawlader died after his former employer at a car repair shop used a nozzle to pump air into his rectum in retaliation for quitting his job.

On Sunday, a court found the main suspect, Kamrul Islam, and three others guilty of torturing Rajon to death and sentenced them to death. A separate court found the owner of the car repair shop and an employee guilty of killing Hawlader and sentenced them to death.

A video of Rajon screaming for help went viral online, shocking a nation inured to violence against children.