BANGLADESH: 7 GET DEATH FOR KILLING WOMAN AFTER RAPE IN JOYPURHAT
October 22, 2019:
A Joypurhat tribunal on 22 October 2019 convicted seven people and sentenced them to death for killing a woman after raping in Akkelpur Upazila in 2016. (Sources: UNB, 22/10/2019)
The condemned convicts are Sohel Talukdar, Afzal Hossain, Rahin, Ferdous Ali, Mujibur Rahman, Ruhul Amin and Azizar Rahman of Akkelpur Upazila.
The tribunal fined Sohel and Ferdous Tk 5 lakh each while the other convicts Tk 1 lakh each.
According to the prosecution, the convicts picked up Aroti Rani, wife of Ujjal Mahant, a resident of a Deura shelter centre in the Upazila, and violated her in turns taking her to a remote place on 8 October 2016.
Later, they fled the scene after leaving her in critical condition. She died on way to a local hospital.
On 10 October 2016, the victim’s husband filed a case with Akkelpur Police Station.
After examining the records and witnesses Joypurhat Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal judge Dr ABM Mahmudul Haque handed down the verdict.