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7 get life term for raping 3 girls in Ctg, Bogra

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Two special tribunals in Chittagong and Bogra on Wednesday sentenced
seven people to life term imprisonment for raping three girls after
abduction.
In Chittagong, Judge M Rezaul Karim of the Women and Children
Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 found three people guilty of
abducting two girls and gang-raping them in 2011 and sentenced them to
life in prison.
The convicts were identified as Parvez, Rana and Nasir, residents of
the city’s Chandgaon area.
Of the three, also fined Tk1 lakh each, Nasir was tried in absentia.
According to the prosecution story in brief, the trio on October 28,
2011 abducted the two girls, garment workers by profession, from
Chandgaon while they were returning home from Kalipuja celebration.
They took the victims to a nearby desolate house and raped them there
by turn overnight.
On the following day, one of the victims filed a case with the
Chandgaon Police Station accusing six people.
On February 8, 2012, the investigation officer of the case submitted
charge sheet and the court framed charges against the accused on May
7.
The court pronounced the verdict on Wednesday after examining the
evidence and witnesses.
The court also acquitted four accused for lack of sufficient documents
in favour of the allegations.
In Bogra, Justice SM Saiful Islam of the Women and Children Repression
Prevention- 1 awarded four people life term imprisonment for
gang-raping a schoolgirl after abduction 16 years back.
The judge in another case also handed them seven years’ imprisonment
and fined them Tk25,000 each, in default, to suffer two years more in
prison.
The convicts are Khokon, son of Mozammel Haque, Tozam, son of Foroj
Ullah, Siraj, son of Abdul Hai Khaleq, and Bakkar, son of Sana
Ullah—all of Nurail village under Bogra sadar upazila.
According to the prosecution, the convicts in the morning of August 6,
1997 abducted a class V female student while she was on way to school.
They took her to a house in Khandar area and raped her there at a
stretch for four days.
Later police rescued her from the house.
The victim’s father lodged a case with Bogra Sadar Police Station.
Police submitted charge sheet accusing nine people.
After longtime of hearing, the court on Wednesday gave the four life
term imprisonment, with Siraj and Bakkar in absentia.
The court also acquitted five accused as the allegations against them
could not be proved. –UNB, Dhaka

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