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Seven to hang for rape and murder

Court passes sentence in Joypurhat

WT24 Desk

A Joypurhat court has sentenced seven people to death for raping and murdering a housewife in 2017, Agencies report.

A judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal passed the verdict on Tuesday.

The convicts sentenced to death are Sohel Talukder, Afzal Hossain, Mojibor Rahman, Rahin, Azizar Rahman, Ferdous Ali and Ruhul Amin.

On Sep 8, 2016, Aroti Rani was kidnapped from her home at the Akkelpur Upazila’s Deora Asylum Centre and gang-raped, according to state prosecutor Firoza Chowdhury.

Aroti died while she was taken to a hospital.

On Sep 10 of the same year, the victim’s husband Ujjal Mahante filed a case over the incident with the Akkelpur Police Station accusing the seven people.

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