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Three get life in prison in 19-year-old Tangail rape case

  • Published at 10:41 pm May 17th, 2018

A Tangail court has sentenced three men to life imprisonment for raping a woman in Basail upazila in 1999.

After examining all the records and witnesses, Tangail Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal judge Khaleda Yeasmin handed down the verdict in presence of the trio on Thursday.

The convicts are Habibur Rahman, Sanwar Khan and Rafiq Mia of Kanchanpur village under the same upazila.

They were sent to jail after the judgment was delivered.

Special Public Prosecutor Nasimul Akhtar Nasim said the convicts had stormed the house of Aradhan Sutradhar at Kanchanpur village in Basail on the night of December 8, 1999 when his wife Fulmala Sutradhar was alone.

Later, they took turns in violating the woman.

The victim herself had filed the case accusing the trio over the incident afterwards.