Six get life term for gang rape


A tribunal on Thursday sentenced six people to life term imprisonment in a case filed over gang raping a girl at Pachil village of Sirajganj Sadar upazila in 2016, reports BSS.  Sirajganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Fazle Khoda Md Nazir handed down the verdict on Thursday afternoon.

The convicts are Russel alias Rabiul, 25, son of Mojahar Ali, Nazmul, 24, son of Sultan Mia, Nur alias Nur Islam, 26, Momin, 25, son of Altaf Mia, Sohel, 26, son of Moydan Ali, Razzak, 44, son of Daneh Ali.  Among them, Sohel and Momin are on the run, Public Prosecutor Advocate Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lablu said. The tribunal also fined them Tk 1 lakh each and directed them to compensate the victim after selling out their properties.

According to the case statement, Russel called the victim over cell phone to meet him with a promise of marrying her on April 20, 2016. When the girl went to meet him in Bhatpiarchar area, Russel along with his four accomplices violated her in turns. Later Russle’s friend Momin also raped her. Later, victim’s relatives took her to the Sadar Hospital when she called them over a cell phone. Victim’s brother filed a case with Sadar Police Station in this regard.