Six gets life term for raping housewife
A court in Sirajganj district on Tuesday convicted six people and sentenced them to life term imprisonment for raping a housewife in 2016.
The lifers are Tota Mia, 27, Alhaj, 28, Alamgir Hossain, 32, Bulbul, 30, Juwel Rana, 22 and Ratan, 23. They all are residents of Shahzadpur upazila.
Sirajganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 judge Fazle Khoda Md Nazir handed down the verdict.
The court also fined them Tk 1 lakh each, in default, they will have to suffer one year more in jail.
According to the case statement, Nazma Khatun, wife of Farid Sarker, a resident of Darger Char village in the upazila, was gang raped on February 26, 2016.
Later, Nazma Khatun filed a case against six people with Shahzadpur Police Station in this connection.