Man jailed for 44 yrs for rape, abduction
A man has been sentenced to 44 years of rigorous imprisonment for abduction and rape of a schoolgirl.
Md Sikander Ali, Judge of Khulna Speedy Trial Tribunal, delivered the judgment on Monday afternoon in presence of the convict, Shishir Ghose, son of Nitya Ghose of Shashtitala under Jessore Sadar upazila.
The court also fined him Tk 75,000, in default to suffer more three years in prison.
Shishir Ghose, also a local activist of Awami League, gave proposal on several occasions during last two years to marry a Muslim girl, also a student of Chanchra Islamia Girls High School, goes the prosecution.
As the proposal was utterly rejected, Shishir and his accomplices abducted the girl at arms point on September 24 in 2009 and took her in a microbus to his relative's house in Kaliganj upazila of Jhenidah district.
The girl's father lodged an FIR on September 27 in 2009 with Jessore Kotwali police station, naming eight people as accused.
The next day police rescued the girl from Jhenidah Sadar upazila and arrested Shishir Ghose, prime accused in the case.