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DU student rape case verdict at 3pm Thursday

  • Published at 04:17 am November 19th, 2020
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Police escort rapist Md Mojnu at the court premises on Thursday, January 9, 2020 Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

The prosecutor in the case has sought for life imprisonment for the  lone accused in the case

A Dhaka Court is set to deliver its verdict at 3pm on Thursday against lone accused Md Mojnu in the case filed over the rape of a Dhaka University (DU) student at Dhaka’s Kurmitola area.

After conclusion of hearing argument in the case, on November 12, Judge Begum Mosammat Quamrunnahar of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal 7 in Dhaka set the Thursday (November 19) to deliver the judgment in the case.

One of the state defence counsel Md Robiul Islam said, "The prosecution lawyers failed to prove charges brought against my client in the case, therefore, he would be acquitted from the charges.”


Also read - Verdict in DU student rape case on November 19


Meanwhile, the Special Public Prosecutor of the tribunal Afriza Farhana in her argument sought maximum punishment of life time imprisonment for the accused in the case claiming that they had successfully proved their points.

Earlier on January 5, a second year student of Dhaka University was raped in Kurmitola after she mistakenly got off a bus there around 7pm on her way to a friend's house at Joar Sahara, also known as Shewra.

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