A Chattogram court Wednesday sentenced a sexagenarian to life term imprisonment for violating a fourth grader in Mirsharai upazila of the district in 2019.
It also fined the convict Tk 3,00,000, in default of which he will have to serve one more year in jail.
Chattogram Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Jude Begum Ferdous Ara handed down the verdict in presence of the accused.
The convict was identified as Md Akramul Hoque, son of late Sadik Rahman at Dakkhin Azamnagar village in Hinguli union of the upazila. He was a CNG run-auto rickshaw driver by profession.
Khandakar Ariful Alam, public prosecutor (PP) of the court, said that the accused used to lure the class-four student by offering chocolate and other things to get on his vehicle on her way to school and home.
The accused raped the minor girl taking her to an isolated place when she was returning home from school on August 5, 2019.
Though the vicious man threatened the girl not to share the matter with anyone, she disclosed it to family members.
The victim’s mother filed a case against the accused with the local police station two days after the incident.
Police pressed a charge sheet against the accused before the court on December 7, 2019, while the court framed the charge sheet on October 12, 2020.