Man gets life term in a rape case

Man gets life term in a rape case

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Dhaka – A Children’s Court here on Tuesday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment in a case filed for raping a class-V girl in the district. Additional District and Sessions Judge Md Mosleh Uddin handed down the verdict in the afternoon.The convict is Polash Mia, 22, son of Abdul Aziz of Gilagachha village of Sreebardi upazila.The court also fined him Tk 50,000, in default, to suffer six months more imprisonment, said Public Prosecutor Advocate Golam Kibria.According to case statement, Polash lured the 13 years’ victim to marry and then sexually assaulted her on June 1, 2015. Later, the girl got pregnant and Polash denied marrying her.On December 12, 2015, the parent of the victim filed a case with Sreebardi Police Station under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.Polash was later arrested and sent to jail but he got bail in the case.The victim gave birth to a female child and the DNA test of the baby proved that Polash is its biological father, added Kibria.Being informed the matter, Polash went into hiding.Meanwhile, Sreebardi Police Station sub-inspector Md Anwar Hossain submitted a charge-sheet against lone accused Polash. After taking depositions from eight witnesses, the court handed down the verdict in absence of the accused.UNB news agency

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