Youth sentenced to life in prison for rape

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

RangpurA court in Rangpur on Tuesday sentenced a young man to life imprisonment for raping a minor girl in 2005, reports UNB.

The convict is Zakirul Islam, 38, a deputy assistant agriculture officer and son of Ansar Ali of Pathanpara Ramnathpur village in Badarganj upazila.

The Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 judge Md Rokanuzzaman also fined him Tk 100,000 and ordered the district administration to give the amount to the victim.

According to the prosecution, the convict called the girl, an eighth grader, to his house on 4 July, 2005 for taking care of his ailing mother.

As she went there, he tied her and raped her.

A case was filed with Badarganj police station by the victim's father on 13 July, 2005 and police after investigation submitted a charge-sheet against the convict on 6 September 2005.

The judge awarded the punishment after examining 15 witnesses.

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