Man gets 60yrs for abduction, rape
A Joypurhat court yesterday sentenced a man to 60 year's imprisonment in two cases over abducting and raping a teenage schoolgirl in 2018.
The court also fined Momin Akanda Tk 17 lakh. In default, the convict has to serve 12 more years in jail, said court sources.
Judge Rustam Ali of Women and Children Oppression Prevention Tribunal in Joypurhat delivered the verdict in a packed courtroom in presence of the convict.
According to the prosecution, Momin, 34, of Dharkiborail village in Joypurhat Sadar upazila gave illicit proposals to the girl on her way to a local school.
On September 3, 2018, Momin along with six others abducted the ninth grader from the school gate and left the area on a microbus.
The convict later took the victim to different places and raped her, said the case statement.
Two days later, the victim's father filed the cases with Joypurhat Sadar Police Station, accusing Momin in the rape case and seven people, including Momin, in the abduction case.
Law enforcers rescued the victim three months after her abduction.
Police in December 2018 filed the charge sheets in the two cases, accusing Momin. The six other accused were not named in the charge sheet of the abduction case as police did not find enough evidence against them.