Hold wedding of convict, rape victim on jail premises: HC
Published : Friday, 23 October, 2020 at 9:55 AM Count : 553
The High Court has asked the Rajshahi Jail authorities to arrange the marriage of a convict, who was sentenced to life term in 2012 in a rape case, with the victim woman at the jail gate.
An HC bench of Justices M Enayetur Rahim and Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order on Thursday following the consent of the families of both the convict and the rape victim.
The court also ordered to submit a written report after a month of the marriage. Then, the court will consider the bail of the convict.
Deputy Attorney General Md Sarwar Hossain Bappy stood for the state while Adv SM Shahed Chowdhury for the petitioner.
According to the case statement, convict Dilip Khalko, a resident of Godagari upazila, had an love affair with his 14-year-old maternal cousin. At one stage of their relationship, they developed a physical relation on February 25, 2011, which subsequently led the teenage girl got pregnant. Knowing it, Dilip refused to marry her.
Later on October 23, 2011 the rape victim girl filed a rape case with Godagari Police Station against Dilip Khalko .
On June 12, 2012, a Women and Children Repression Prevention tribunal sentenced Dilip to life term imprisonment in the case and fined him Tk 50,000. Since then he has been in jail.