5 sentenced to death for rape

Five convicts were sentenced to death yesterday for raping a woman in 2006.
Judge Md Mohsin Mollah of Speedy Trial Tribunal of Dhaka handed down the verdict in presence of four convicts in his crowded Court-room, while the other convict Bappi Bepari has been absconding. The other convicts are Swapan Pradhan, Nazrul Mia, Milon and Bachchu. The convicts were also fined Taka five thousand each. However, as the charge was not proved against lone female accused Kohinoor Begum, she was acquitted.

It was learned, the convicted accused persons gang-raped Jesmin on August 6, 2006. Later the convicts killed her.

The case was sent to the Speedy Trial Tribunal-2 of Dhaka for quick trial.

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