Cumilla court sentences man to life for rape

Published: July 04, 2018 17:15:39 | Updated: July 05, 2018 11:39:20

A court in Cumilla on Wednesday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment for raping a widow in Daudkandi upazila in 2001.

Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-3 Sheikh Hafizur Rahman pronounced the verdict.

The convict, Kabir Hossain, of Gopalpur village of the upazila, was tried in absentia.

The court also fined him Tk 50,000, in default, to suffer six months imprisonment further, reports UNB.

According to the case statement, Kabir had forcefully entered the house of Halima Khatun, widow of Shanti Miah, and violated her on November 9, 2001. She became pregnant after the incident.

Halima filed a case on May 11, 2002 with Daudkandi police station.

Police submitted a charge sheet against the accused on July 25 in the same year.

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