Jhalakati, Sept 11 (UNB) – A tribunal here on Wednesday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment as he abducted a schoolgirl from Launchghat area of district town in 2012.
The convict was identified as Sheikh Khalek Morshed, 29, son of Ifitkhar Rasul of Alekanda area in Barishal city.
Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Sheikh Md Tofayel Hasan handed down the verdict while Morshed was present on the dock.
The court also fined the convict Tk 20,000 or three months more rigorous imprisonment in default.
According to the case statement, Morshed abducted the girl from in front her house in Launchghat area on February 25, 2012 and confined her in a house for seven days.
Later, police rescued the victim when Moeshed was taking her to Dhaka.
Victim’s brother filed a case with Jhalakati Police Station on February 17 in this regard.