A court here on Wednesday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment for raping a widow in Daudkandi upazila in 2001.
Judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-3 Sheikh Hafizur Rahman pronounced the verdict.
The convict, Kabir Hossain, of Gopalpur village of the upazila, was tried in absentia.
The court also fined him Tk 50,000, in default, to suffer six months imprisonment further.
According to the case statement, Kabir had forcefully entered the house of a widow and violated her on November 9, 2001.
Later, a case was filed on May 11, 2002 in this connection with Daudkandi police station.
Police submitted a charge sheet against the accused on July 25 in the same year.
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