U.S. To Continue Executions Through Transition In Break

The Justice Department is proceeding with plans for more federal executions in the closing days of President Trump's administration, including two scheduled shortly before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Attorney General William Barr announced the moves, connected with what he called "staggeringly brutal murders," in a statement late Friday. The Justice Department said the directives amounted to a continuation of its policy since last year when it relaunched federal executions after an informal moratorium that had been in place for 17 years. If the Justice Department plan moves forward, 13 people will have faced death by lethal injection during the Trump administration. Legal experts who follow capital punishment said that would be the most since the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who served 12 years in office before his death in 1945. RELATED |  U.S.: Barr's Justice Department Prepares To End Trump's Term With an Execution Spree Robert Du

Bangladesh | Inmate hanged at Kashimpur Jail, Madrasa teacher arrested for ‘raping 6 students’ could face death penalty

A condemned convict was hanged on Sunday night at Kashimpur Central Jail in Gazipur for killing his pregnant wife and 2-year-old daughter in 2006.

Senior Jail Super Abdul Jalil Roy said Abdul Gafur, son of Shamsul Haque of Ramgati upazila in Laxmipur district,was executed around 11:55 pm.

Gazipur Additional District Magistrate Abul Kalam Azad, Civil Surgeon Dr Mohammad Khairuzzaman were present during the execution.

On October8, 2006, a case was filed against Gafur for killing his five-month pregnant wife and two-year-old daughter over family feud at Ramgati in Laxmipur district.

On April 28, 2008, Laxmipur Additional District and Sessions Judge sentenced him to death.

Madrasa teacher arrested for ‘raping 6 students’

A madrasa teacher was arrested on Tuesday on allegation of raping at least 6 students of the institute in Lakshmipur, reports news agency UNB.

Locals had kept Mobarak Hossain, 28, confined at the Muslimabad Ta’limul Quran Islami Academy in sadar upazila’s Hajirpara union before Chandraganj police station in-charge Jsahim Uddin came and detained him and rescued the 6 victims.

The mother of one of the victims has filed a case with the police station. Mobarak from of Raipur upazila is also the director of the madrasa.

According to the case statement, Mobarak had raped at least 6 students several times and recorded the rape incidents on his phone. He threatened the victims to keep silent.

Locals assumed the situation when one of the victims kept bleeding.

Mobarak, an Imam at a local mosque, established the madrasa at West Kalidasbag in 2018. The madrasa had 30 residential students.

The local administration shut down the madrasa after the rape incidents came to light.

Additional superintendent of police Md Mimtanur Rahman said they were taking legal actions against the madrasa teacher.

The government has recently incorporated death penalty in the law as the highest punishment for rape.

Source: unb.com.bd, prothomalo.com, Staff, November 4, 2020

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