Man gets life for raping schoolgirl in Kushtia

A court on Thursday sentenced a man to life-term imprisonment and fined Tk 50,000 for raping a schoolgirl in the district’s Khoksha upazila in 2019, reports BSS.

Judge Munshi Md Mashiur Rahman of Women and Children Repression Tribunal handed down the verdict around 11am. The convict is Chhanar Majhi, 30, son of late Abed Ali of Ambaria Purbopara area.

According to the prosecution, Chhanar raped his neighbor’s minor daughter at a field on June 20, 2019.

He left the victim and fled the spot after people gathered there as she screamed for help.

On the next day, father of the victim filed a case with Khoksha police station against him under Section 9(1) of the Prevention of Oppression Against Women and Children Act 2000. After investigating the case, the police filed a charge sheet against Chanar before the court on July 31, 2019.