18 May 2022, 15:39
Update : 18 May 2022, 16:28

Couple gets death penalty for trafficking girl in India

KHULNA, May 18, 2022 (BSS) - A court here today sentenced husband and wife to death on charge of trafficking a 17-year old girl in India in 2009.

Judge of Women and Child Repression Prevention Trial Tribunal-3 Abdus Salam Khan handed down the verdict.

Public Prosecutor (PP) advocate Md Farid Ahmed said convicts Shaheen Sheikh and his wife Asma Begum trafficked the girl luring her providing a good job in India. But they sold her to a brothel on October 19, 2009.

The victim filed a case against the couple after returning to Bangladesh, the PP said, adding since then they were at large.


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