BANGLADESH: FIVE MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR RAPE
February 25, 2015: Five men were sentenced to death by a Bangladesh court for gang raping a teenaged girl in 2002, media reported.
The court of District and Sessions Judge A.K.M. Abul Kashem in Netrokona district found the five accused -- Shamim, Vikon Rongdi, Tikon Rongdi, Tapash Shema and Roop Miah -- guilty of the crime, bdnews24.com reported.
The convicts were also fined taka 25,000 (around $322) each.
On July 20, 2002, the teenaged girl was abducted and gang raped while she was heading to a relative's house, according to case documents. (Sources: IANS, 25/02/2015)