A Khulna court has sentenced six people to death for the rape of a sixth grader in Khulna. They were also fined Tk20 thousand each. Besides, four others were jailed for various terms in this connection.
Khulna Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Abdus Salam Khan declared the verdict in the 2019 case on Tuesday.
Farid Ahmed, the special lawyer of the state side, confirmed the matter to the media soon after the verdict.
The convicts are Morshedul Islam Shanto alias Shanto Biswas, Sheikh Shahdat Hossain, Rabbi Hasan Parash, Mahamud Hasan Akash, Kazi Ariful Islam Pritom and Md Mim Hossain. Among the convicts, Morshedul Islam Shanto alias Shanto Biswas, Sheikh Shahdat Hossain and Kazi Ariful Islam Pritom remain fugitive.
According to the court sources, convict Shanto Biswas took a school student of Class VI, to a rented house in Khulna city on June 29, 2019. There Shganto and others raped the girl.
The victim's elder sister filed a case next day with Sonadanga Police Station.