The court sentenced the prime convict Alamgir Hossain Polash to death
A Barguna court on Sunday sentenced a man to death, and sentenced two of his accomplices to different terms in jail, for killing a college student after raping her, more than two years ago in the district.
Barguna Woman and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Md Hafizur Rahman delivered the verdict in presence of the convicts after considering testimonies of 25 witnesses.
The court sentenced the prime suspect Alamgir Hossain Polash to death, Mainul Ahsan Biplob to life in prison, and Riaz to seven years jail as their involvement in the rape and murder of the eleventh grader was proved beyond reasonable doubt, say Special Public Prosecutor Mostafizur Rahman Babul.
According to the case statement, the convict Polash and Biplob raped the minor in turns on October 24, 2017, then hacked her to death, and later dismembered her body. Riaz, Biplob’s assistant, helped the duo in disposing off the body.
Four held for rape in four districts
At least two minors and two women were raped in four districts and police arrested four people for their involvement regarding these cases.
In Habiganj, a man named Abdul Hannan, allegedly raped his niece on January 20, after making the minor and the family unconscious by administering sleeping pills, which he mixed in their tea. Police is making drives to arrest the accused, say Chunarughat Police OC Sheikh Nazmul Haque.
In Rajshahi, police arrested a man named Roni Hossain, 24, on Saturday for allegedly raping a housewife, and taking obscene photographs of the victim in Mohanpur.
"After the arrest, we sent Rony to jail on Sunday through the court," say Mohanpur Police OC Mostak Ahmed.
In Jessore, police arrested a man named Sakib, 20, and sent him to jail in a rape case filed with Kotwali police station on Saturday, said Kotwali police Inspector Sheikh Tasnim Alam.
In Cox's Bazar, police arrested an Awami League (AL) leader and another man for their alleged involvement in raping a tenth grader in Kutubdia on Thursday.
The accused, Sheikh Shahidul Islam Lala, AL organisational secretary of the upazila with his associate Naoshad, 22, lured the girl into Lala's store and forcibly raped her taking turns.
In view of the allegations, Kutubdia AL wing expelled Lala for his involvement in the incident of Saturday, states a press release of the AL office.
Our correspondents Md Noor Uddin, Habiganj; Abdullah Al Dulal, Rajshahi; Md Tauhid-Uz-Zaman, Jessore and Abdul Aziz, Coxs Bazar contributed to the report.