A father was sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial tribunal here today on charge of raping his minor step-daughter in a village of the district.
Judge of Special Tribunal against Women and Child Repression Monsur Alam found the convict guilty of the charge and pronounced the verdict in his presence on the dock.
The court also fined the convict identified as Nobab Ali, 37, of Chandanmaria village under Puthiya upazila, Taka 20,000, in default, to suffer six months more behind the bar.
According to the prosecution story, in brief, is that the accused Nobab Ali raped the girl repeatedly in his house as she was staying there since the marriage of her mother with him in 2011.
By herself, the victim had lodged a case with Puthiya Police Station against the cruelty on July 19, 2012.
Upon completion of investigation, police pressed charge against him.
The tribunal examined recorded deposition of the prosecution witnesses and other relevant evidences and handed down the aforesaid verdict.