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Trial in DU student rape case starts

  • Published at 05:45 pm September 20th, 2020
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Students paint alpanas in front of Ruqayyah Hall gate on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

The court on August 26 framed charge against lone accused Majnu

A Dhaka court on Sunday started recording deposition of the prosecution witnesses (PWs) in a case lodged over the rape of a Dhaka University (DU) student in the capital’s Kurmitola area.

The father of the victim and plaintiff of the case today testified before the Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal 7 and was cross-examined by the defence afterward.

After that Judge Begum Mosammat Kamrunnahar of the tribunal adjourned the hearing in the case till Monday.

The court on August 26 framed charge against the lone accused Majnu in the case. 

Earlier, Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) filed the charge-sheet in the case on March 16, making a total 16 people witnesses in the case.

The student of Dhaka University was raped on the evening of January 5, and her father filed the case with Cantonment police station the next day.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on January 7 managed to detain the culprit Majnu and later the victim too identified him.