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Couple to die for selling teen to brothel in India

Couple to die for selling teen to brothel in India

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KHULNA: A court here on Wednesday sentenced a couple to death for selling a 17-year-old girl to a brothel in India.

Khulna Woman and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge A Salam Khan handed down the judgment.

The condemned convicts are—Shahin Sheikh and Asma Begum.

According to the prosecution, the convicts took the girl to India with promise of arranging a good job and sold her there to a brothel on October 19, 2009, reports UNB.

As her family failed to trace out the girl they logged a general diary against the couple with local police.

Later, the family members contacted Shahin who asked them to provide Tk 20,000 to get back the girl.

The girl’s mother lodged a complaint with Khanjahan Ali Police and on January 20, 2010, investigating officer of the case Ashim Kumar submitted a chargesheet against the couple.