The court also fined the convicts a penalty of Tk1 lakh
A Sirajganj court has sentenced six people to life imprisonment for raping a woman in the Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj.
Sirajganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Fazle Khoda Md Nazir passed the order on Tuesday.
The convicted Tota Mia, 27, Al Haj Ali, 28, Alamgir Hossain, 32, Bulbul Sheikh, 30, Jewel Rana, 22, and Ratan Shaikh ,23, were also fined Tk1 lakh; failure to pay will result in one additional year in prison.
The woman filed a case with the Shahjadpur police station following the incident.
According to the case statement, on February 26, 2016, the men apprehended and gang-raped the woman in the Dorgar Bazar area of the upazila on her way back from an iftar mahfil.
The villagers rescued the woman after hearing her scream and caught the culprits and handed them over to the police.