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6 get life term for raping housewife

A Sirajganj court yesterday sentenced six men to life term imprisonment for raping a housewife in Shahzadpur upazila in 2016.

The lifers are Md Tota, Alhaz Hossain, Alamgir Hossain, Md Bulbul, Jewel Rana and Md Ratan of Dargarchar village in the upazila.

Judge of Sirajganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 Fazle Khoda Md Nazir also fined them Tk 1 lakh each, in default, they are to suffer another one year in jail.

According to the prosecution, the six raped the housewife when she along with her husband was returning home from an orosh (religious meeting) at the village on February 26 in 2016. At the time, they also beat  her husband mercilessly.

The victim filed a case with Shahzadpur Police Station and police later arrested the six  accused.