The amendment to the law enabling the court to hand out a death penalty to someone convicted of rape seems to fail instill fear into the perpetrators as the heinous crime against women continues.
Now, gangsters allegedly gang-raped a housewife in Sadar upazila of Magura after holding her husband hostage.
The victim filed a case with Sadar Police Station in this regard.
The victim’s husband said they, hailing from Shailakupa upazila of Jhenaidah district, used to transport paddy with their horse cart from different fields during this season in exchange for money.
This time, they went to Jagdal area in Sadar uapzila of Magura.
They were sleeping in a tent near a brick kiln in the area when a group of 5-7 miscreants swooped on them early Sunday.
They gangsters held the man hostage and took turns to rape his wife.
Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Mohammad Joynal Abedin said they were trying to arrest the culprits.