A court in Sherpuron Monday afternoon sentenced a young man to life term imprisonment for abduction and rape of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Nakla upazila of the district 2015.
The court also fined convict Rabiul Islam, 22, son of Nur Islam of the same area, Taka 50,000, in default to, suffer six months more in prison, said public prosecutor of the court Advocate Golam Kibria.
Additional District and Session Judge also Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal, M Mosleh Uddin handed down the verdict.
According to the prosecution, Rabiul picked up the girl when she was returning home from a neighbor house on July 30, 2015. He took the girl at a jute field and raped her.
After the incident, the victim's mother filed a case with Nalka Police Station accusing Rabiul.
After investigation, police pressed charges against him on November 30 of the same year.
Later, the Judge, after examining eight witnesses and evidences, found Rabiul guilty and handed down the punishment.