A Rangpur court yesterday sentenced an assistant agriculture officer posted in Kishoreganj upazila of Nilphamari district to life imprisonment for raping a teenage girl 14 years ago.
Judge Md Rokonuzzaman of Women and Children Repression Prevention Court-2 delivered the verdict, said Jahangir Hossain Public Prosecutor of the court.
The court also fined him Tk 1 lakh and ordered the prosecution to pay the amount to the victim.
The convict Jakirul Islam Milon, 38, was present in the courtroom during the verdict.
According to the prosecution, on July 4, 2005, Milon, then neighbour of the 13-year-old girl in Badarganj upazila, called her at his home to take care of his ailing mother.
Around 1:30pm, as the girl arrived, Milon tied her hands and legs and raped her.
Later, the girl informed her parents about the incident.
On July 13 that year, the victim's father filed a case with Badarganj Police Station accusing Milon of rape, after an arbitration initiated by locals to settle the matter, failed.
Charges were pressed against Milon on September 6, 2005.