LALMONIRHAT, Feb 28: A mobile court of Lalmonirhat Sadar Upazila has awarded six youths a jail term of six months each for teasing a schoolgirl.
Magistrate of the court and UNO of Sadar Upazila Shafiqul Islam pronounced the verdict on Saturday night, sources here confirmed on Sunday.
The convicted - Minerul Islam (23), son of Afsar Ali of Kacharipara, Dulal Hossen (30), son of Nabirhossen of Balapara, Alam Mia (24), son of Omar Ali, AshrafulAlam (24), son of MajammelHaque, Rashedul Islam (24), son of Asar Ali, and Habibur Rahman (23), son of Hanif Ali of Gokunda UP of Lalmonirhat- were sent to jail.
Sub Inspector of Lalmonirhat Sadar Thana, said Rana Hamid (16) and Nirob (20) of Hatabandha UP met the victim, a Class VII student of Satdarga High School of Pirgacha in Rangpur district, at Tista Bridge Toll Plaza on Saturday. The convicted youth found the trio there and beat up Rana and Nirob. They also took their mobile phones and cash money.
"Later Rashedul took the girl on his bike and headed to a nearby bamboo cluster in a bid to violate her. Sensing danger, the victim starts crying loudly. At one stage locals and Toll Plaza police went to the spot and rescued the girl," the SI added.
Later, the accused confessed to their crime before the mobile court and the Magistrate gave the verdict.