A tribunal here on Thursday convicted three people and sentenced them to life term imprisonment in a case filed over gang-rape of a young girl in 2008.
The convicts are-Makim Uddin, Sumon and Malek of Ranishankoil upazila. Of them, Makim Uddin was tried in absentia.
The tribunal also fined them Tk one lakh each, in default, to suffer one year more rigorous imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, Makim Uddin along with others picked up the young girl, took her to the house of one Safina Begum at Jagtha village in Pirganj upazila and violated her in turns on September 24, 2008.
Victim’s mother filed a case against five people on September 26, 2008.
Police submitted charge sheet against the three convicts and Safina Begum. Safina Begum died during the trial proceedings.
After examining the records and witnesses, Woman and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Golam Faruk handed down the verdict.
Source: United News of Bangladesh