Update May 8, 2019

Dhaka 1-58 pm, 09-August, 2020

4 handed death penalty for raping teenage girl

Mirajul Moin Joy

A Shariatpur tribunal on Tuesday sentenced four people to death for raping a minor girl at Ahmed Chowkidar Kandi village in Zanjira upazila in 2017, reports UNB.

The convicts are Nur Morol, 35, son of a certain Hamed Morol of Morolkandi village, Chunnu Morol, 50, son of Siddique Morol, Swapna Begum, 45, wife of Chunnu Morol, and Selim Chowkidar, 37, son of Jasim Chowkidar of Ahmed Chowkidar Kandi village.

According to the prosecution, victim Rima Aktar, 13, daughter of Ilias Chowkidar, went missing on 11 September 2017.

Her body was recovered from an abandoned place at the village with injury marks to the neck and chest two days later.

The victim’s father filed a case with Zanjira police station on 14 September.

The male convicts raped the girl while Swapna abetted the crime. Later, they killed Rima, the prosecution added.

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