3 get life imprisonment for ‘gang rape’ of 2 girls in city


A Dhaka court on Thursday sentenced three people to life imprisonment for raping two teenage girls in the capital’s Kadamtali area two years ago.


Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal -3 Judge AM Zulfikar Hayat pronounced the judgment.


The lifers are Sohel Bepari, 38, Rana Bepari, 32, and Akter Ali, 38.


The court also filed them Tk 1 lakh each and they have to serve six months more jail in case of failure to pay the fine.


The court acquitted another accused as charges brought against him could not be proved.


According to case statement, the victims and accused were tenants of the same building at Kadamtali area.


On February 8, 2020, the accused forcefully entered the victims’ flat around 10 pm and raped them.


Later the two victims filed a case at Kadamtali police station. Police submitted a chargesheet in the case against four accused.


On September 15, 2021, the court began official trial in the case by framing charges against the accused.


Source: United News of Bangladesh