Life-term convict held in Pabna
Police arrested a man, who was convicted in a case filed over killing a girl after rape in 1997, from Santhia upazila of Pabna early Saturday .
Convict Siddiqur Rahman,48, is a resident of Raotara village in Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj.
A team of police, led by Santhia Police Station officer in-charge Ataur Rahman, detained him.
On March 6 in 1997, Siddiqur killed Sathi Khatun, daughter of Siddique Hossain, after raped her in Dilruba Bus Stand area under Shahjadpur municipality of Sirajganj, said Shahjadpur Police Station OC (operation) Aslam Hossain.
On the next day, the deceased's mother lodged a case with the police station.
On 27 March, police submitted a charge sheet accusing Siddique to a court in Sirajganj.
After examing the records and witnesses, the court convicted Siddique and sentenced him to life term imprisonment in absentia.