Rape accused gets life term within 7 days of charge framing
Published : Monday, 19 October, 2020 at 12:36 PM Count : 422
A Bagerhat court on Monday convicted a man and sentenced him to life term imprisonment for violating a child in Mongla, first time verdict in Bangladesh within a very short time.
Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 Judge Md Nure Alam delivered the verdict in presence of the convict.
The verdict came within seven working days after framing charges.
The court also fined convict Abdul Mannan Sarder, 50, Tk 20,000. In default, to serve one year more in jail.
The arguments of the case from both sides ended on Sunday.
According to the case statement, on October 3, Mannan called the seven-year-old child into his room at Ashrayan Project area in Makordon village alluring her cookies. Later, he raped her there.
After knowing the incident, the victim's maternal uncle filed a case against Mannan on the night of that day. Following the case filed, police arrested rapist Mannan.
Bishwajit Mukharjee, investigation officer of the case, submitted the chargesheet on October 11.