A serial rapist was handed down a life term on Thursday in a case involving sexual assault on a student of the Dhaka University, who identified her attacker, court sources said.
Judge Begum Mosammat Kamrunnahar of the Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-7 gave the verdict from her chamber after she was forced leave the crowded court when the convicted rapist started screaming foul words as well as going violent. Police had to struggle to keep him calm.
The court also fined rapist Mohammad Manju Taka 50,000 in default suffer six months more imprisonment for raping the student in January this year,
“He has a bad-character man and dirty mind as he grew up in the streets, but he is sane,” said one prosecution lawyer after the verdict.
During police grilling, Majnu admitted to raping many other women.
The rape sparked widespread protests at the victim’s university in other cities of Bangladesh, where incidents of rape have increased after being attacked by COVID-19, according to media reports.
The government recently amended the law on rape giving the death penalty for the crime..