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7 to die for killing housewife after rape in Joypurhat

 Joypurhat Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:55 PM, 22 October 2019   Updated: 04:16 PM, 22 October 2019

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The court has sentenced seven people to death for killing a housewife named Arti Rani after rape at Akkelpur in Joypurhat.

On Tuesday, Judge Dr ABM Mahmudul Haque of Women and Children Repression Tribunal gave the verdict.

The convicted accused are — Sohail Talukdar of Marma village of Akkelpur in Joypurhat, Afzal Hossain of Deora Sonarpara village, Rahin and Ajijar Rahman of Gucchagram, Ferdous Ali of Sakhidarpara, Mojibur Rahman of Sonarpara, Ruhul Amin of Jagati village.

During the hearing, PP lawyer Advocate Feroza Chowdhury of Women and Children Repression Tribunal of Joyourhat district was present for the state and Advocate Mostafizur Rahman, Advocate Rafiqul Islam and five others lawyers were present for the plaintiff. 

“The convicted accused kidnapped Arti Rani, wife of Ujjal Mahanta, a resident of Deora Shelter Center on October 8, 2016, and raped her. Later, she died on the way to the hospital,” said Advocate Firoza Chowdhury, a PP lawyer of Women and Children Repression Tribunal of Joyourhat district.

Later on October 10, Arti’s husband Ujjal filed the case against seven accused with the Akkelpur Police Station under the Women and Children Repression Act.

After the hearing, the Women and Children Repression Tribulnal judge sentenced all the accused to death. At the same time, the convicted accused Sohail and Ferdous have been fined for Tk 5 and others have been fined for Tk one lakh.

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