5 get life for gang raping in Faridpur

A Faridpur court on Sunday sentenced five men to life term rigorous imprisonment for gang raping of two teenage schoolgirls at Charbhadrasan upazila in the district in 2016.

The court also fined them Tk 1 lakh each, in default; the convicts have to serve jail term for three more years.

Md Alamgir Kabir, Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Faridpur, delivered the verdict. The convicts are Ujjal Khan, 25, Shukur Ali, 26, Miraj Sheikh 25, Elias Bepari, 20 and Shafi Mollah, 25. All hail from the Salepur village under Charbhadrasan upazila in Faridpur district.

According to the prosecution, the convicts kidnapped two teenaged schoolgirls of Salepur village in Charbhadrasan Upazila of Faridpur on April 14, 2016 and gang raped them at a char of the Padma River and captured video of the incident. 

Later, Aynal Musalli, father of one of the victims, filed kidnapping and rape case with Charbhadrasan police station accusing the five men on June 11, 2016.