The minor girl was abducted and raped by the accused and his six assistants
A man was sentenced to a total of 72 years in jail on Tuesday for the kidnapping of a ninth-grader and raping her for three months in Joypurhat in 2018.
District Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Md Rustom Ali passed the order comprising 60-years in jail with a fine of Tk1.7 million for the rape and 12 years for the kidnapping.
The convict is Abdul Momin Akhand, 25, resident of Bambu union in Joypurhat Sadar upazila.
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According to the complaint, on September 3, 2018, Abdul Momin abducted the victim from in front of her school in Dharki-Borail Para area with six assistants and later raped her.
On September 5, the victim’s father filed a kidnapping and rape case against six at Joypurhat police station.
After three months of the incident, police rescued the victim during a drive and arrested accused Abdul Momin.
On December 31, 2018, police submitted a charge sheet against Momin and spared all the other accused.