A Rangpur court on Thursday sentenced five people to life imprisonment for raping and murdering a 16-year-old girl in Gangachara upazila in 2015.
Rangpur Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 Judge Md Rokonuzzaman gave the order and imposed a Tk1 lakh fine on each of the convicts.
The lifers are Abuzar Rahman, 28, Alamgir Hossain, 27, Nazir Hosain, 27, Abdul Karim, 29, and Aminur Rahman, 29, of Narasingha Morneya village of Gangachara. All of them – except Alamgir who is still running away – were present during the judgment.
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According to the case complaint, the 16-year-old girl of Narasingha Morneya and Abuzar formed a romantic attachment. “The girl insisted that they get married as she became pregnant. But Abuzar refused.”
On May 14, 2015, Abuzar and his associates took the girl to a nearby crop field as her parents were not home. They took turns raping the 16-year-old before killing her by slitting her throat.
A case was filed with police in this connection following a complaint received from the girl’s father.
Source: United News of Bangladesh