A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his own daughter, a fifth grader, in Jamalpur municipality’s Rashidpur village.
Jamalpur Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal’s judge Reza Md Alamgir Hossain delivered the verdict around 3pm on Tuesday.
The judge also fined the convict, Rabiul Islam, Tk10,000, and awarded him five more years of rigorous imprisonment for failing to pay that.
According to case details, Rabiul had raped his daughter for a week before he was caught on July 15 last year. The girl had become pregnant after being sexually violated for unknown times.
The locals had detained Rabiul and handed him over to police. Later that day, his wife had filed the case against him at Jamalpur Sadar police station.
On September 29, police submitted the charge sheet against him in court. The case was first hear at the Judicial Magistrate’s Court, but later transferred to the tribunal.
The tribunal delivered the verdict on Tuesday after examining the testimonies of 10 witnesses.
No lawyer had represented Rabiul during the trial.