Majnu gets life term in DU student rape case

Majnu gets life term in DU student rape case

Staff Correspondentdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 15:15 19 November 2020   Updated: 17:04 19 November 2020

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

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A court in Dhaka sentenced lone accused Md Majnu to life term imprisonment in Dhaka University student rape case. The court also fined him Tk 50,000, in default, to suffer six months more imprisonment.

Judge Begum Mosammat Kamrunnahar of Dhaka’s Women and Child Abuse Suppression Tribunal-7 handed down the verdict on Thursday.  

Earlier on November 12, the same court fixed today to deliver its verdict in the case after a hearing.  

On January 5 this year, a DU student was raped in Kurmitola while she was going to her friend’s house around 7:30 pm. The next day, the girl’s father filed the case with Cantonment Police Station, accusing unknown people. 

Later, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested 30-year-old Majnu from Dhaka's Shewra area on January 8.   

On March 16, Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) submitted a charge-sheet against Majnu to Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s (CMM) court. A tribunal on August 26 framed charges against him in the case. Majnu pleaded not guilty. 

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