Rapist father jailed for life

Staff Correspondent

10 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced a rickshaw-puller to life imprisonment for raping his 13-year-old daughter in the capital’s Badda area.

Judge Mosammat Kamrunnahar of Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-7 handed down the verdict in the presence of the father, Kamal Hossain.

The court also fined Kamal Tk 50,000 while failure to pay will lead him to serve six months more. According to the case, Kamal raped his daughter at his rented house two times -- on May 4 and 5 in 2019. The victim is daughter of his first wife.

The police arrested Kamal on May 8 the same year after the victim filed a case at Badda Police Station.