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Court sentences 10 to death in Subarnachar gang-rape case

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A court has sentenced 10 people to death in a case filed over a gang-rape of a housewife in Noakhali’s Subarnachar upazila on the night of the 2018 parliamentary election on December 30, 2018.

Fatema Ferdous, the judge of the Noakhali Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2, handed down the verdict on Monday.

Local news portals said the court also sentenced six other accused to life imprisonment.

The accused were also fined Tk 50,000 each. In default of the fine, they would have to stay in jail for an additional two years.

On the night of the 11th parliamentary election on December 30, 2018, a woman was gang-raped allegedly by Awami League leaders for what the victim said, casting a vote in favour of BNP.

According to bdnews24.com, expelled Subarnachar Awami League leaders Ruhul Amin and Md Hasan Ali Bulu directly influenced and took part in the incident, the judge said.

The victim, a woman then in her forties, was gang raped on Dec 30, 2018, at her home in Modhyabagya Village after her husband and children were tied up.

The woman, a mother of four, said the incident was a repercussion of her altercation with a few people in a polling centre.

Her husband filed a case with the Charjabbar Police Station the next day.

The Detective Branch of Police (DB) indicted 16 suspects, including Awami league leader Ruhul Amin, on Mar 27, 2019.

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