First verdict: 5 to death penalty in Tangail gang-rape case

Staff Correspondent
15 October 2020, Thu
Published: 01:00 Updated: 01:17

First verdict: 5 to death penalty in Tangail gang-rape case

It is the first instance of the death penalty being carried in a rape case after it came into effect on Tuesday.

A court has sentenced five people to death under the amended law after it found them guilty of gang-raping a madrasa girl in Bhuapur Upazila in Tangail.

Tangail’s Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Khaleda Yasmin passed the verdict on Thursday morning.

The death row convicts have been identified as Sagor Chandra, Sujon Moni Rishi, Rajon, Sanjit and Gopi Chandra Sheel.

Of the five, Sanjit and Gopi Chandra Sheel are behind the bars while the rest remain fugitive of the law.

It was the first verdict after President promulgated an ordinance allowing death penalty as the highest punishment for rape instead of life term imprisonment.

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