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A Joypurhat court yesterday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment in connection with a case for raping a teenage girl after abduction in Khetlal upazila in 2005.
The convict, Jahrul Islam, 40 of Banaich Alipur village in the upazila, was tried in absentia. Joypurhat Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Rustam Ali also fined the convict Tk 1 lakh. According to the prosecution, Jahrul abducted the 14-year-old victim when she went out of her house on April 12 in 2005. He then took her to an isolated place and forcibly raped her.
After returning home the girl, then a Class VII student, disclose the matter to her parents. Later, victim's father filed a case with Khetlal Police Station accusing Jahrul. Police arrested Jahurul and produced him before a court that sent him to jail. Meanwhile, Jahurul came out of jail after securing bail and remained absconding since then, Court Inspector Sunil Kumar Ghosh said.