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4 rapists get life for gang-raping housewife

  • Published at 10:19 pm March 6th, 2017
  • Last updated at 10:20 pm March 6th, 2017
4 rapists get life for gang-raping housewife
The Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal of Thakurgaon on Monday sentenced four rapists to life-term imprisonment each for gang-raping a housewife two years ago. The court also fined them Tk100,000 each. The accused are Md Alamgir, 20; Ismail Hossain, 30; Arif Hossain, 22; and Yusuf Ali, 20. All of them are residents of Sadar upazila. The woman, whose husband used to work in Dhaka, was gang-raped in front of her son at her house on June 17, 2015. They threatened to kill the boy with a knife. Later, the neighbours rescued her and took her to a hospital. Tahmina Molla, former upazila vice-chairman and a women’s rights activist, said that such a harsh punishment for rapists ahead of the International Women’s Day is a win for all the women. She also thanked the victim for taking legal action and pursuing justice.