RAJSHAHI, Nov 23 (UNB): A Rajshahi court on Tuesday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment for raping a minor girl in Charghat upazila of the district around 10 years back.
Rajshahi Women and Children Repression and Prevention Tribunal-2 Judge Muhmmad Hasanuzzaman also fined the convict Tk 20,000, in default of which he will have to serve one more month imprisonment in jail, according to Syed Shamsunnahar, public prosecutor of the court.
The convict is Ujjal Ali, 35, a resident of Purbo Kalabiparea village under Charghat upazila.
According to the case statement, the accused raped the class five-grader after taking her to a sugarcane field when the victim was returning home after providing her father food at a cropland on September 27, 2012.
The accused threatened to kill the victim if she disclosed the matter to anybody.
However, a woman whose identity has not been disclosed witnessed the crime and informed the victim's parents.
The 5th-grader's father filed a case under Women and Children Repression and Prevention Act against the accused the following day.
Police pressed chargesheet accusing him while the court framed the chargesheet against him.
After completing all procedures, the court handed down the judgment in the presence of the accused on Tuesday, the PP added.
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