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UP member gets life imprisonment in Natore rape case

UP member gets life imprisonment in Natore rape case

Natore Correspondent

A former UP member named Saiful Islam was sentenced to life imprisonment and 14 years imprisonment separately in Bagatipara rape case of Natore. At the same time he was fined 30 thousand taka.

This has been confirmed by the court's peshkar, Md. Saiful Islam. Judge Muhammad Abdur Rahim of Natore Women and Child Torture Prevention Tribunal passed the verdict on Monday afternoon. The convicted Saiful Islam is a former UP member of Jamnagar Union of Bagatipara Upazila.

According to the court and case sources, on October 18, 2003, the then UP member of Bagatipara, Saiful Islam, took an abandoned woman to Dhaka on the pretext of giving her a job in a garment factory.

There they spent the night in a residential hotel as husband and wife and at one point the victim was raped by a UP member. Later, Saiful fled from there on the pretext of finding a job.

In this incident, the victim came home on October 20 of the same year and filed a case against Saiful in two separate cases. After 20 years, the court sentenced Saiful to life imprisonment and fined Tk 30,000 in a rape case. He was also sentenced to another 14 years of rigorous imprisonment for another crime of women and children. The accused is currently in jail.

PP Anisur Rahman of Natore court said that the judge has ordered that 14 years of rigorous imprisonment will begin after the completion of the life sentence of Saiful. The woman victim will get 30 thousand rupees fine.

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