Friday, 30 September, 2022

3 get life term for raping child in Cox’s Bazar

3 get life term for raping child in Cox’s Bazar

COX’S BAZAR: A court on Tuesday sentenced three people to life imprisonment for raping a child at Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar district in 2003.

Cox’s Bazar Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-3 Judge Md Abdur Rahim passed the order around 1pm.

The convicts are Nurul Alam, Helal Uddin and Momotaj Miah, residents of Leda area in the upazila. Nur Mohammad, another accused in the case, was acquitted as he had died before the trial.

The court also fined them Tk 1 lakh each, in default they will have to suffer six months more in jail.

Ekramul Haque, public prosecutor of the court, confirmed the matter.

According to the prosecution, the convicts raped the child at a secluded place of a hill on April 5 in 2003 when she was returning home after collecting fire woods from the hill.

Later, a case was filed by the victim’s father with Teknaf Police Station accusing four people.