A man was jailed for raping a ninth grader in Tangail yesterday while an elderly man was held on charge of attempting to rape a minor girl in Rajbari on Sunday.
A Tangail court sentenced a man to life term imprisonment for raping a schoolgirl last year, reports our correspondent.
The lifer is Mir Juboraj, 40, a resident of Mir Kumulli village in Sadar upazila. He is also the father of a boy.
Begum Khaleda Yasmin, judge of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Tangail, also fined Juboraj Tk one lakh.
According to the prosecution, the convict lived in the house of the victim’s father as a tenant.
He raped the 14-year-old girl, a class IX student of a local school, several times by intimidating her.
On September 28 last year, Juboraj forcibly picked up the girl in a CNG-run three-wheeler while she was returning home from her school. He later took the girl to a house in Natiapara area of Basail upazila and raped her.
In Rajbari, an elderly man was arrested on charge of attempting to rape a six-year-old girl in Boro Mosque area of Rajbari Sadar upazila on Sunday.
The accused is Monsur Mollah, 70, of the area, reports our Faridpur correspondent.