Thursday, 8 June, 2023

Three to die for raping schoolgirl in Jhenaidah

JHENAIDAH: A court here on Monday sentenced three young men to death for raping a schoolgirl in Sadar upazila of the district on August 12, 2019.

Jhenaidah Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Md Mizanur Rahman delivered the verdict in the afternoon. The court also fined Tk 1,00,000 each.

The convicted are Badsha, Ruhul Amin, Monnu Mia — all are residents of Khajura village under Jhenaidah municipality.

According to prosecution, the trio kidnapped a seventh grader when she went to a crossing of the village in search of her mother. They took the victim to a mango orchard where they violated her on August 12 in 2019.

The victim managed to escape from the spot at around 12 midnight and informed her father.

Later, the victim’s father filed a case with Jhenaidah Sadar Police Station in this regard.

Police submitted charge-sheet against the trio after finishing investigation in the case.

After examining records and witnesses, Judge Md Mizanur Rahman of the court handed down the verdict.

Public Prosecutor of the court Adv Bazlur Rahman confirmed the matter.