DU student rape: Lone accused Majnu gets life term

A tribunal in Dhaka on Thursday sentenced lone accused Md Majnu to life term imprisonment in a case over the rape of a Dhaka University student in the city’s Kurmitola area on January 5.

Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-7 Judge Begum Mosammat Kamrunnahar pronounced the verdict.

The court also fined Manju Tk 50,000, in default ,to suffer six months more imprisonment.

On November 12, the judge fixed the date for delivering judgement in the rape case.

A tribunal on August 26 framed charges against Md Majnu in the case. Majnu pleaded not guilty.

On March 16, Investigation Officer Abu Bakar Siddique, inspector of Detective Branch (DB), submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court.

On January 16, Majnu confessed before a court to his crime.

According to the case statement, Majnu choked the girl and dragged her to a nearby bush where he hit her and tried to kill her after rape on January 5 last year.

He also looted the victim’s belongings, including a mobile handset and a bag.

The incident sparked widespread protests at Dhaka University and elsewhere across the country.

Source: United News of Bangladesh