A Sunamganj court on Thursday sentenced five people to life imprisonment in rape and attempted rape cases.
Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Md Zakir Hossain gave the order during a hearing in the presence of the accused.
The lifers are Anwar Hossain Khokon from Biswambharpur upazila; Shafi Ulla, Saidur Rahman, and Shafiul from Tahirpur upazila and Iqbal Hossain from Chatak upazila.
According to the case complaint, in 2012, Anwar abducted a college student and raped her in the Laurergar area in Tahirpur.
Later Shafi Ullah, Saidur, and Shafiul tied Anwar’s hands and legs. They took turns raping the student and filmed it, and posted a video online.
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The girl later filed a case against 11 people at Tahirpur Police Station. Of them, four were sentenced to life imprisonment Thursday and four others were cleared of charges. The names of the remaining three accused were dropped from the charge sheet as they were not proven guilty in the investigation.
Also, on March 17, 2012, a 13-year-old girl was abducted by Iqbal and Jaynal Abedin from Chatak upazila. The accused raped the girl after taking her to Sylhet, according to the case complaint.
The court on Thursday sentenced Jaynal to life term and Iqbal to 14 years in jail.
Source: United News of Bangladesh