Man sentenced to 60 years in jail for violating 2 Joypurhat girls

Illustration of serving in jail.UNB

A Joypurhat tribunal on Tuesday sentenced a man to 60 years in jail for violating two girls, reports UNB.

The convict is Abu Salam, 54, son of Bachchu Molla of Panchbibi upazila.

Joypurhat Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal judge Rustam Ali handed down the verdict.

The tribunal also fined Salam Tk 300,000, in default to suffer three years more rigorous imprisonment. He was tried in absentia.

According to the prosecution, Salam took the two victims aged between 10-11 years to his house saying that he will allow them to watch television and gave them Tk 10 each on 14 July 2017.

Later, they violated the girls in turns after showing a knife to them.

The girls were rescued by local people and they were taken to Joypurhat district hospital.

Police arrested Salam following the statement of local people. However, Salam secured bail from the court and went into hiding.