A Rangpur court yesterday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment 13 years after he had raped his domestic help in Pirgachha upazila of the district.
Noya Mia (47) from the upazila was also fined Tk 1 lakh, according to court sources.
Judge Rokonuzzaman of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 delivered the verdict in absence of the convict, said Jahangir Hossain, prosecutor at the court.
Noya Mia has been skipping the court since he received bail 10 years ago, said the prosecutor.
According to the case statement, Noya Mia employed a teenage girl of his village as a house help in 2007.
He raped her when he found her alone at home. The girl filed a case accusing him on October 21.
Later, police submitted a charge sheet against Noya Mia on rape charge.