A Tangail court on Thursday sentenced five people to death in a case filed over violating a 9th grader in Madhupur.
The convicts are—Sanjit, 28, son of Badan Chandra Moni Wrishi, Sagor Chandra Shil, 33, son of Sushil Chandra Shil, Sujon Moni Wrisi, 28, son of Sunil Moni Wrishi, Rajon Chandra, 26, son of Monidra Chandra, residents of Charaljani village, Gopi Chandra Shil, 30, son of Sri Digen Chandra Shil of Golabari village.
Among the convicts, Sagor, Sujon, Rajon were tried in absentia. The court also fined them Tk one lakh each. According to the case statement, accused Sagor got acquainted with the girl, a madrasah student of Bhuapur, in 2012 over mobile phone.
On January 15 of the same year, when the girl was returning home from madrasah Sagor forcibly picked up her to a CNG-run auto-rickshaw.
Later, he took her to his friend Rajon’s house and forced her to marry him. As the girl refused, he confined her to the house and violated her.
Later, the five convicts took the girl to the embankment of Bongshai river on January 17 and violated her and left her there.
Being informed by locals, the victim ‘s relatives rescued the girl on January 18. Later, the girl filed the case with Bhuapur Police Station accusing them on the same day.
The convicts made statement confessing to their guilt.Police pressed charges against the accused on October 29, 2015.
After examining all the records and witnesses, judge Khaleda Yeasmin of Tangail Women and Children Prevention Tribunal handed down the verdict.