The incident took place on April 11, 2004
A court has sentenced a man to life in prison for raping a woman in Hatia, Noakhali.
Noakhali Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal 2 Judge Md Shams Uddin Khaleq gave the verdict in the presence of the accused on Wednesday.
The verdict was given after 11 witnesses including a doctor testified in the case.
The convict, Md Ibrahim, 50, of Hatia’s Shunnochar village was also fined Tk25,000 , in default two additional years in jail.
On April 11, 2004, the rape survivor, a married woman, 21, was raped in her sleep at her home by Ibrahim.
On April 12, 2004, she filed a case accusing Imrahim of raping her.
Special Public Prosecutor (PP) Adv Murtaza Ali Patwari was the prosecution lawyer in the case.