A Dhaka court today set 19 November for delivering the verdict against Md Manju in connection with the rape of a Dhaka University student.
On 5 January, the victim, a second-year student of Dhaka University, was picked up to a nearby bush after she got down from bus in the capital's Kurmitola area, where the rapist hit the girl and tried to kill after rape.
The next day, the victim's father filed the case with Cantonment Police Station, accusing unknown people.
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on 8 January arrested the rapist, Mojnu, 30, a CNG-run Auto rickshaw driver from Gazipur's Tongi area by tracking down the mobile phone of the victim, which he took away along with her bag and some other belongings.
Later, investigation revealed that the offender had admitted of being a serial rapist and a drug addict.
The incident sparked widespread protest at Dhaka University and elsewhere. Teachers and students of DU demanded capital punishment for the rapist.