Two get life term for raping woman in Rangpur
Published : Thursday, 23 June, 2022 at 7:23 PM Count : 386
A court on Thursday sentenced two people to life imprisonment for raping a woman tying her husband with a tree at Pirganj upazila in Rangpur district in 2004.
Rangpur Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-3 Judge M Ali Ahammed handed down the verdict in the afternoon.
The lifers are Ekramul Haque and Abul Kalam Azad, residents of Madarganj area in the upazila.
The court also awarded the convicts 14 years of jail on charge of abducting the woman.
According to the prosecution, Milon Shiekh of Dakshinpara village was returning home along with his wife from a relative's house at night on September 2, 2004.
Ekramul and Azad tied Milon with a tree at gun point and abducted his wife to a secluded place nearby Madarganj College after blocking their way.
The duo then raped the woman and left her at the place.
Milon, being a plaintiff, filed a case with Pirganj Police Station accusing Ekramul and Azad.
Later, Iqbal Bahadur, investigating officer of the case, submitted a charge-sheet against the men to the court.