A court here yesterday sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping a girl in 2007.
Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Alomgir Hossain pronounced the verdict in presence of the convict. The court also fined him Tk 10,000, in default, to serve four months more in jail.
The convict is Ashraf Sheikh, 34, of Dhuljuri village under Alfadanga upazila in Faridpur.
According to the case statement, Ashraf raped a girl on March 1 in 2007. Later, the girl filed a rape case with Alfadanga Police Station, accusing Ashraf, under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.