A Barishal court sentenced three people to life imprisonment for killing a nine-year-old girl after rape in 2016. The convicts are—Based Khan, 48, son of Abdul Aziz and Shahrier Shakil Khan, 27, son of Matier Rahman of Uttar Sagardi in Barishal city while another was an adolescent. Based was tried in absentia. Barishal Woman and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Md Yarab Hossain handed down the punishment. The court also fined them Tk 50,000 each, in default, to suffer six months more in rigorous imprisonment. 5 get death penalty, 14 life imprisonment over Laxmipur Jubo League leader murder According to the prosecution, Tonny, daughter of Tulu Palwan of Nobogram area in the city had gone out to call her father at Zia Road upon the request of her mother Sumi Akter and went missing on September 18, 2016. Later, she was found dead at a waterbody adjacent to their house on the following day. Madrasa teacher sentenced to life imprisonment for raping student in Chapainawabganj Tulu Palwan filed a case in this connection and police detained Shakil and the adolescent boy for interrogation. They also gave confessional statements admitting their guilt before the court. Police submitted chargesheet against the trio on June 22, 2017. 2002 attack on Hasina's motorcade: 4 get life imprisonment, 44 others 7 years’ jail
A Faridpur court on Monday convicted five people and sentenced them to death for killing a jute mill worker after rape in 2019. The condemned convicts are—Chunnu Shikdar, Nazmul Hossain, Islam Mir, Atier Molla and Nasir Khan Nayon of Madhukhali upazila. Faridpur Woman and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Hafizur Rahman handed down the punishment. 4 sentenced to death for murder in Sylhet 22 years ago The court also fined them Tk 1 lakh each. According to the prosecution, Chunnu, a human hauler driver, took Kajol Rekha Kajoli, 32, a worker of Rajdharpur Pride Jute Mill in Madhukhali upazila, to a banana orchard at Rajdharpur when she was returning to her home around 11:30 pm after completing overtime duty on October 15, 2019. Man gets death penalty for killing wife in Dinajpur The four other convicts saw them and they also violated the woman in turns. Later, they strangled the woman to death with a scarf and fled the scene. On the following day, police recovered the body from the spot. Security guard stabbed to death in Dhaka's Agargaon Kallyani Biswas, mother of Kajol filed a case with Madhukhali Police Station. On December 31, 2019, police submitted chargesheet against five people.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three fugitive convicts, who were sentenced to life term jail in a case over violating an 8th grader for four years after kidnap, from Bhatara area of the capital on Friday . The arrestees were Bakul Mia, son of Meda Sheikh, his son Shakil, 22, and daughter Shimu Begum. Tipped off, a team of Rab-2 conducted a drive in the area and arrested them, said a press release of Rab. 25-year-old man arrested over Dhanmondi rape incident According to the press release, Shakil abducted a class VIII student from the city's Gulshan area on way home from school in February, 2019. Shakil kept her confined till January 17, 2022 after giving sedatives with the help of other convicts. During this period Shakil used to rape the girl. Fugitive war crimes accused arrested in Cox’s Bazar On January 17, 2022, the girl managed to flee and returned to her house. A complaint was lodged with police over the kidnap and rape. In 2022, the Women and Child Repression Tribunal Judge sentenced the trio to life imprisonment in the case. The trio served jail for three months and later they went into hiding after securing bail in the case. DB arrests 4 in connection with police constable's death from stabbing in Dhaka's Farmgate
A nearly 30-year-old rape claim against Donald Trump went to trial Tuesday as jurors in the federal civil case heard a former advice columnist’s allegation of being attacked in a luxury department store dressing room. The former president says nothing happened between them. E. Jean Carroll will testify that what unfolded in a few minutes in a fitting room in 1996 “would change her life forever,” one of her lawyers, Shawn Crowley, said in an opening statement. “Filled with fear and shame, she kept silent for decades. Eventually, though, silence became impossible,” Crowley said. And when Carroll broke that silence in a 2019 memoir, the then-president “used the most powerful platform on Earth to lie about what he had done, attack Ms. Carroll’s integrity and insult her appearance.” Trump — who wasn't in court but hasn't ruled out testifying —- has called Carroll a “nut job” who fabricated the rape claim to sell her book. Defense attorney Joe Tacopina told jurors Tuesday that her story was wildly implausible and short of evidence. He accused her of pursuing the case for money, status and political reasons, urging the jurors from heavily Democratic New York to put aside any animus they themselves might hold toward the Republican ex-president and ex-New Yorker. Also Read: Rape lawsuit trial against Donald Trump set to get underway “You can hate Donald Trump. That’s OK. But there’s a time and a secret place for that. It’s called a ballot box in an election. It’s not here in a court of law,” Tacopina told the six-man, three-woman panel. “Nobody’s above the law, but no one is beneath it.” The trial stands to test Trump's “Teflon Don” reputation for shaking off serious legal problems and to reprise accounts of the type of sexual misconduct that rocked his 2016 presidential campaign as he seeks office again. Trump denies all the claims, saying they are falsehoods spun up to damage him. The trial comes a month after he pleaded not guilty in an unrelated criminal case surrounding payments made to bury accounts of alleged extramarital sex. Carroll's suit is a civil case, meaning that no matter the outcome, Trump isn't in danger of going to jail. She is seeking unspecified monetary damages and a retraction of Trump statements that she alleges were defamatory. Among his comments: “She’s not my type," which her lawyers say was tantamount to calling her too unattractive to assault. Jurors — whose names are being kept secret to prevent potential harassment — range in age from 26 to 66 and include a janitor, a physical therapist and people who work in security, health care collections, a library, a high school and other settings. They were questioned about their news-watching habits (which vary from watching “everything” to ignoring it all), political donations and support for any of a roster of right- and left-wing groups. They were asked, too, whether they used Trump’s social media platform, read Carroll’s former Elle magazine column and even if they’d seen Trump’s former reality show “The Apprentice” — and whether any of these and other matters would make it difficult for them to be fair. Carroll, 79, is expected to testify as soon as Wednesday that a chance encounter with Trump, 76, turned violent, and that he defamed her when responding to the rape allegations. She says that after she ran into the future president at Manhattan's Bergdorf Goodman on an unspecified spring Thursday evening in 1996, he invited her to shop with him for a woman's lingerie gift before they teased one another to try on a bodysuit. Carroll says they ended up alone together in a store dressing room, where Trump pushed her against a wall and raped before she fought him off and fled. Her suit argues that she was psychologically scarred by the alleged attack, and then subjected to an onslaught of hateful messages and reputational damage when Trump painted her as a liar. “This case is Ms. Carroll's chance to clear her name, to pursue justice,” Crowley said. Tacopina countered that it was “an affront to justice.” He suggested her account of being violently raped in the Fifth Avenue store, with no one around, was preposterous. Also, Tacopina noted, there was no record that Carroll had any injuries, sought out a doctor or therapist, asked the store about surveillance video or even wrote about the alleged attack in her diary. “It all comes down to: Do you believe the unbelievable?” he asked in his opening statement. Also Read: Trump's day in court as criminal defendant: What to know Jurors are also expected to hear from two other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Trump. The jury will also see the infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” video in which Trump is heard asserting that celebrities can grab women sexually without asking. Carroll's allegations normally would be too old to bring to court. But in November, New York state enacted a law allowing for suits over decades-old sexual abuse claims. The Associated Press typically does not name people who say they have been sexually assaulted unless they come forward publicly, as Carroll has done.
For decades, former President Donald Trump has seemed to shake off allegations, investigations and even impeachments. Now his “Teflon Don” reputation is about to face a new test: a jury of average citizens in a lawsuit accusing him of rape. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in a trial over former advice columnist's E. Jean Carroll's claim that Trump raped her nearly three decades ago in a department store dressing room. He denies it. The trial is in a federal civil court, meaning that no matter the outcome, Trump isn't in danger of going to jail. He isn't required to be in court, either, and his lawyers have indicated he most likely won't testify. But the trial, which comes as Trump is again running for president, still has the potential to be politically damaging for the Republican. The jury is poised to hear a reprisal of stories of sexual misconduct that rocked his 2016 presidential campaign, allegations he claimed were falsehoods spun up to try to stop him from winning. Also Read: Biden review of chaotic Afghan withdrawal blames Trump The trial also comes a month after he pleaded not guilty in an unrelated criminal case surrounding payments made to bury accounts of alleged extramarital sex. Carroll, who seeks unspecified damages, is expected to testify about a chance encounter with Trump in late 1995 or early 1996 that she says turned violent. The trial will also include Carroll's defamation claim against Trump over disparaging remarks he made about her in response to the rape allegations. She's seeking a retraction. She says that after running into the future president at Manhattan's Bergdorf Goodman, he invited her to shop with him for a woman's lingerie gift before they teased one another to try on a garment. Carroll says they ended up alone together in a store dressing room, where Trump pushed her against a wall and raped before she fought him off and fled. Since Carroll first made her accusations in a 2019 memoir, Trump has vehemently denied that a rape ever occurred or that he even knew Carroll, a longtime columnist for Elle magazine. Trump has labeled Carroll a “nut job” and “mentally sick.” He claimed she fabricated the rape claim to boost sales of her book. Also Read: Never thought this could happen in America: Trump says after being charged “She’s not my type,” he has said repeatedly, although during sworn questioning in October, he also misidentified her in a photograph as his ex-wife Marla Maples. Carroll didn't stop to speak with reporters as she arrived at the courthouse Tuesday morning. Jurors are also expected to hear from two other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Trump. Jessica Leeds is set to testify that Trump tried to put his hand up her skirt on a 1979 flight on which the two were assigned neighboring seats. Natasha Stoynoff, a former People magazine staff writer, will testify that Trump pinned her against a wall and forcibly kissed her at his Florida mansion when she went there in 2005 to interview Trump and his then-pregnant wife Melania Trump. Also Read: Trump's day in court as criminal defendant: What to know Jurors will also see the infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” video in which Trump is heard making misogynistic remarks about women, including an assertion that celebrities can grab, even sexually, women without asking. Carroll's allegations normally would be too old to bring to court. But in November, New York state enacted a law allowing for suits over decades-old sexual abuse claims. The jurors' names will be withheld from both the public and the lawyers, to protect them against possible harassment. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who will preside over the trial, rejected a request by Trump's lawyers that jurors be told that the ex-president wanted to spare the city the disruption his presence might cause. Kaplan noted that Trump has a New Hampshire campaign event scheduled for Thursday, the third day of the trial. “If the Secret Service can protect him at that event, certainly the Secret Service, the Marshals Service, and the City of New York can see to his security in this very secure federal courthouse,” Kaplan wrote in an order. Trump could still decide to attend the trial and testify. If he does not, the jury might be shown excerpts from his deposition, which was recorded on video. On Monday, Kaplan instructed lawyers on both sides not to say anything in front of prospective jurors Tuesday about who is paying legal fees. Earlier this month, the judge let Trump's lawyers question Carroll for an extra hour after it was revealed that her lawyers had received funding from American Future Republic, an organization funded by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman. In earlier questioning, Carroll said the lawyers were relying solely on contingency fees. The Associated Press typically does not name people who say they have been sexually assaulted unless they come forward publicly, as Carroll, Leeds and Stoynoff have done.
General secretary of Jhenaigati upazila unit Bangladesh Chhatra League Shahriar Khan Shaon was expelled over rape attempt. Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Central Executive Committee expelled Shaon for attempting to rape an indigenous college student, said a press release, signed by its president Saddam Hossain and general secretary Sheikh Wali Asif Imon, published on its website on Tuesday. Besides, the committee also dissolved the Jhenaigati upazila unit Bangladesh Chhatra League due to its inactivity for a long period. Also Read: BCL blamed for torturing students suspected as Shibir activists in Pabna According to the release, Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Central Executive Committee has expelled Shaon for breaching party discipline and involvement in criminal activities which tarnished its image. On Saturday, Shaon swooped on the house of a Garo girl adjacent to Gazni Holiday Centre in Jhenaigati upazila and tried to violate. Also Read: BCL attack injures five JCD members The girl lodged a complaint with police on Monday and police arrested Shaon over attempting to rape the girl.
A man has been arrested over attempted rape of a 10-year-old in Patuakhali. The accused, Md. Delowar Talukdar, 55, is the ward member and organizing secretary of Awami League’s local unit of Ward 8 under Dabluganj union in Kalapara upazila. The mother of the child filed a case against the accused at Mohipur police station. According to police and the child’s family, Delowar, along with 10-15 people, went to Barkutia village on Saturday for Union Parishad election campaign. The child’s mother was working in a nearby field when the incident occurred. Also Read: Wife slaughtered by husband in Joypurhat “He came to our home and, upon realizing my child was alone, molested her,” said the mother. Abul Khair, officer-in-charge of Mohipur police station, said police arrested the accused and sent him to Kolagara court.
A tribunal in Barishal on Monday sentenced a man in absentia to life imprisonment in two cases for abducting and raping a girl in 2012. The convict was identified as Babul Matabbar, resident of Bahadur village under Mehediganj Upazila in the district. Judge Yarab Hossain of Barishal Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal announced the verdict in the absence of the convict on Monday afternoon. However, the court also imposed a Tk 20,000 fine on the accused and issued an arrest warrant as he was absent during the pronouncement of the verdict. According to the prosecution, on 8 June 2012, accused Babul Matabbar entered the victim's house forcefully breaking the door and abducted her as the victim's family refused Babul’s wedding proposal to the victim. On 10 June, the victim's father filed a case with Mehediganj Police Station. On September 5 of the same year, the investigating officer of the case filed a charge sheet accusing Jasim and 5 accused persons. After the testimony of 8 people, the judge gave the verdict.
Chattagram, Feb 6 (UNB)- Police have arrested a union parishad member who allegedly raped a woman along with others in Sitakundu upazila of Chattogram. A team of police of Sitakundu Model Police Station arrested UP member Jahed Sultan Robin from a relative's house in Lalanagar area early Monday. Tofael Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Sitakunda Model Police Station, said they conducted a drive after the woman’s husband filed a case against him. “We arrested him at around 3 am. He was sent to a court,” he said. Police said the rape survivor and his husband were picked up at Sonaichhari union by UP member Jahed Sultan Robin and some cohorts while there were going to their workplace. They tied up the man and raped his wife by turns at the office of the UP member. They also looted two mobile phone sets and gold ornaments from them. Police from a local police station rescued the couple after getting a call on emergency helpline no 999. Robin went into hiding soon after the incident.
The High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail petition Fardin Iftekhar Dihan in a case filed over the rape and subsequent murder of an O-level student in Kalabagan area of the city. The HC bench of Justice SM Emdadul Hoque and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar Kajol passed the order after deposing of the accused’s appeal. The court also ordered completing the trial of the case quickly. Read more: Kalabagan rape case: Lone accused Dihan indicted Senior Lawyer Joynal Abedin and Qazi Ferdousul Hasan appeared for the bail plea in the court while Deputy Attorney General Sujit Chatterjee represented the state. Dihan appealed to the High Court as trial court rejected his bail plea, said Sujit Chatterjee. On January 7, 2021, law enforcers recovered the body of the 17-year-old girl from a city hospital and arrested her boyfriend Fardin Iftekhar Dihan, 18 and three others in this connection. A case was filed over the death of the girl, who was “sexually assaulted” and “killed”. Later, the victim’s father filed the case against Dihan on the night of the incident. On January 9, law enforcers released three youths after interrogation over the matter. Read more: O-level student ‘rape, murder’: Court permits drug test on Dihan Dihan, who is believed to have raped and killed her at his family flat in Kalabagan area, gave a confessional statement before a Dhaka court. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid recorded the statement and sent him to jail pending hearing. Meanwhile, doctors found the evidence of rape after autopsy on the victim. Police submitted a chargesheet to the court against Dihan on November 8, 2021. He was indicted in the case on February 16 last year.