A Rangpur court on Thursday sentenced a school teacher to life time imprisonment in a case filed over raping a ninth grader last year.
Rangpur Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-2 Judge Md Rokonuzzaman pronounced the verdict and fined the convict Tk one lakh.
The lifer is Monwarul Islam Mithu, 40, English teacher of Suger Mills High School in Shyampur.
According to the case statement, on June 30, 2020, the class IX student of Suger Mills High School met Monwarul Islam near Shyampur Railway station on her way home from a coaching center around 10 am.
Monwarul asked the student to go to school immediately for filling up information form for students.
When she went to school she found no one else there except Monwarul who raped her in a classroom.
Monwarul later threatened the girl not to inform the matter to others.
The same day the girl filed a complaint at the Badarganj police station with the help of her family members and then police filed a case.
On November 12, 2020, investigation officer in the case submitted the charge sheet in the case.