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Six to die for raping factory worker

  • Published at 06:04 pm August 23rd, 2016
  • Last updated at 09:43 pm August 23rd, 2016
A special tribunal in Narsingdi has sentenced six youths to death for gang-raping a worker of Pran RFL Group and filming the incident two years ago. In the judgement declared Tuesday, Judge Shamim Ahmed of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal also fined them Tk1 lakh each. The death-row convicts are Ashiqur Rahman, 35, son of late Kudrat Ali; Ilias, 21, son of Tajul Islam; Rumen, 20, son of Siraj Sheikh; Robin, 20, son of Hanifa; Ibrahim, 22, son of Montu Miah; and Abdur Rahman, 24, son of Salam Miah. All of them are the residents of Bhatpara village under Sadar upazila. Additionally, Ibrahim and Abdur Rahman were given seven years’ rigorous imprisonment and fined Tk2 lakh each under the Pornography Act. The tribunal gave the verdict examining evidence and depositions of 12 prosecution witnesses. The convicts have been given seven days to file appeals against the judgement with the High Court. According to the case, the convicts picked up the female worker from near Janata Jute Mill area under Palash Upazila when she was returning home from work around 9pm on May 17, 2013. She was taken to a place and gang-raped. At that time, one of the convicts recorded the incident on his mobile phone. Later the woman was released and threatened not to disclose the incident. A factory official filed a case against the six with Polash police the following day.