DHAKA: Five people have been sentenced to death in Bangladesh for gang-raping a 15-year-old girl.
According to the International News Agency, after long protests in Bangladesh, the government had passed a law on the death penalty for rape accused three days ago on public demand, after which a Telangana court today gang-raped a 15-year-old girl. Sagar Chandra Shell, Gopi Chandra Shell, Rajon Chandra, Sanjeet Chandra and Moni Rishi were sentenced to death and fined Rs 100,000 each.
The victim was taken to the river bank by her friend Sagar Chandra in 2012 under the pretext of entertainment, where she secretly pressured him to get married and gang-raped her along with two of his friends for refusing to do so. The other two people helped the three friends. The special court today ruled on the DNA test, the girl’s statement and the confession of the accused.
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Earlier in Bangladesh, rape was punishable by life imprisonment, but eight days ago, a video of thugs sexually assaulting a woman went viral on social media, sparking nationwide protests against the government’s rape. The accused were demanded to be sentenced to death.
Earlier, members of the ruling party’s student wing lusted after a female student, who was arrested after a nationwide protest. However, protests erupted after last week’s incident and the government of Hasina Wajid We had to kneel before the public demand.