KUSHTIA A court here today sentenced a man to life term imprisonment for raping a schoolgirl in the district's Bheramara upazila in 2015.
Judge Munshi Md Mashiur Rahman of Women and Children Repression Tribunal handed down the verdict around 3pm in absence of the convict.
The convict was Nayon, son of Nazrul Islam of Fakirabad area.
According to the article of 9 (1) of Women and Children Repression Prevention Act 2000, the court delivered the verdict and fined the convict Tk 20,000 as all the charges brought against him were proved undoubtedly, said Abdul Halim, PP of Women and Children Repression Tribunal of Kushtia.
According to the prosecution, On August 18, 2015, with the assurance of marriage, Nayon forcefully took the school girl from her house and raped her.
Later, father of the victim filed a case with Bheramara police station against Nayon. Police later submitted the charge sheet against him in the court in 2016.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)