Fugitive convict arrested in Nabinagar

Our Correspondent

6 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

NABINAGAR: Police have arrested a fugitive convict in a case filed 24 years ago for forcibly marrying a college teacher after abduction in Nabinagar upazila of the district.

The law enforcers arrested Sohel Mia, 47, from Gokornoghat area on Thursday midnight.

Police and local sources said Sohel abducted Lailun Nahar Lata, a lecturer of Ustad Alauddin Khan, in 1997 and married her.

The teacher had filed a case against nine persons including Sohel after police rescued her.

In 1998, a court convicts Sohel and awarded him 14 years of imprisonment, said additional police superintendent (Nabinagar circle) Mokbul Hossain.

But, he was hiding abroad and recently returned home.