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Noakhali woman molestation: 2 get life term

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 4th October, 2021 01:45:41 PM
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A Noakhali court on Monday sentenced two people to life term imprisonment in a case filed in connection with torturing a housewife after undressing her and filming the video of the incident in Begumganj upazila of Noakhali in 2020.

The lifers are Delwar Hossain alias Delu, leader of ‘Delwar Bahini’ and his associate Mohammad Ali alias Abul Kalam, residents of Eklashpur union of the upazila.

Noakhali Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 Judge Joynal Abedin handed down the verdict in the presence of the convicts at 11am.

The court also fined them Tk 50,000 and they will have to serve three months more imprisonment if they fails to pay the money.

Advocate Mamunur Rashid Lablu ‍stood for the state while advocate Mollah Habibur Rasul Mamun represented the plaintiff and advocate Jasim Uddin Badal for the accused.

According to court sources, the court had earlier framed charges against the accused on February 17. Later on August 18, the testimony of the plaintiff was recorded in the presence of the accused.

On October 6 in 2020,  the victim filed the case against Delwar and Kalam at Begumganj Model Police Station under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.

The case was later handed over to the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI). The PBI submitted a chargesheet to the court on December 15, 2020.

Police said Delwar violated the victim several times at gun point one year ago.

According to court statement, on September 2, 2020, the 37-year-old housewife of Noakhali's Begumganj upazila was molested by some local miscreants at Ward No. 9 of Eklashpur Union of the upazila and a video of the barbaric incident has gone viral on the internet about a month later.

The incident sparked widespread outrage and criticism in various parts of the country.

The victim filed two cases accusing nine people 33 days after the incident.

One of the cases was filed under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act and another under the Pornography Control Act.