The Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal of Thakurgaon on Monday sentenced four rapists to life-term imprisonment each for gang-raping a housewife two years ago.
The court also fined them Tk100,000 each.
The accused are Md Alamgir, 20; Ismail Hossain, 30; Arif Hossain, 22; and Yusuf Ali, 20. All of them are residents of Sadar upazila.
The woman, whose husband used to work in Dhaka, was gang-raped in front of her son at her house on June 17, 2015. They threatened to kill the boy with a knife. Later, the neighbours rescued her and took her to a hospital.
Tahmina Molla, former upazila vice-chairman and a women’s rights activist, said that such a harsh punishment for rapists ahead of the International Women’s Day is a win for all the women.
She also thanked the victim for taking legal action and pursuing justice.