Six rapists to be executed in Bangladesh

February 19th, 2008 - 8:02 pm ICT by admin  

Dhaka, Feb 19 (Xinhua) A Bangladeshi court Tuesday sentenced six young men to death for raping a housewife at a village in Feni district, about 165 km southeast of capital Dhaka. Judge of the Women and Children Repression Prevention tribunal Nazrul Islam acquitted other 12 people linked to the case.

According to local police, the convicts broke into the house of Nurul Haq at Bhabanipur village in Feni district on the night of July 18, 2002 and raped his daughter-in-law one after another.

Later, the victim’s relatives registered a complaint with the local police station accusing 18 people.

In rural villages of Bangladesh women repression like gang rape or acid throwing are quite frequent even though the government has enacted tough laws to punish the culprits.

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