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Rape of girl: Father gets life

Staff Correspondent

8 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Sunday sentenced  a man to life imprisonment for raping his seven-year-old daughter in the capital.

Judge Shamsunnahar of Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-5 handed down the verdict in the presence of lone convict Aktar Sardar .

The court also fined him Tk 50,000 or in default to suffer six months more in jail.

According to the case, on April 15, 2018, Aktar Sardar raped his minor daughter at his Hazaribagh house in the capital when her mother went to a nearby house.

Later, victim’s mother filed a case at Hazaribagh Police Station accusing Aktar Sardar of raping the girl.

On November 14, 2018, police submitted a charge sheet against Aktar while the trial started on April 4, 2019.

All the nine prosecution witnesses testified before the court.