The High Court on Tuesday commuted the death sentence of four convicts to life imprisonment in a case over violating a 20-year-old garment worker in Palash upazila of Narsingdi district in 2013.
The HC bench of Justice Bhishmadev Chakrabortty and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman handed down the judgment after hearing a petition.
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The convicts are—Ashiqur Rahman, Ilias Mia, Rumin and Robin of Bagpara area in Palash upazila of Narsingdi district.
The court also acquitted —Ibrahim and Abdur Rahman- from the charges.
Advocates Munsurul Haque Chowdhury, Lutfur Rahman Akond and Akter Rasul stood for the accused while deputy attorney general Harun Rashid and Attorney General Zahid Ahmed Hero represented the state.
On May 23, 2013, the convicts picked up the woman and took her to an abandoned place while she was returning home and violated her in turns on May 23, 2013.
Later, a complaint was lodged with Palash Police.
Police registered an FIR in this connection.
On August 25, 2016, Narsingdi Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Shamim Ahmed sentenced six people to death in the case.
Later, the convicts filed a petition with the High Court challenging the lower court order.