A Sirajganj court on Tuesday sentenced six people to life imprisonment for raping a woman confining her husband at Dargar Char of Shahjadpur in Sirajganj in 2016.
Sirajganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 judge Fazle Khoda Md Nazir passed the order.
The convicts are — Tota Mia of Dargar Char Natun para, Alhaj Ali of Dariapur, Alamgir Hossain of Dariapur, Bulbul Sheikh of Naluapra, Jewel Rana of Pukurpar, and Ratan Sheikh of Dariapur. They were also fined Tk 1 lakh each by the tribunal, said public prosecutor of the court Abdul Hamid Lavlu.
The convicts will have to serve another year in jail if they fail to pay the fine, he said.
The case documents say the victim and her husband were waylaid by the convicts when they were returning home from a religious gathering on February 26, 2016. They raped the woman keeping her husband confined.
Hearing screams of the victim, villagers rescued them and nabbed Bulbul, Jewel Rana and Ratan and later handed them over to police.
The victim filed a case with Shahjadpur police after the incident.
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