A court sentenced industrial police constable, Nobiul Islam, lifetime imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a schoolgirl in Dinajpur.
Senior district judge, Sharif Uddin of Dinajpur Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal declared the sentence on Wednesday.
Nobiul Islam hails from Satasagar Panuapara village of Dinajpur.
According to the case file, a ninth-grade student of Maharaja Girijanath High School of Dinajpur was abducted in a microbus on her way to school on April 24, 2013. She was taken to a kazi office and forced to marry Nobiul Islam.
Nobiul Islam then took the girl to Dhaka and forcibly detained her there.
Nobiul Islam and the girl were coming to Dinajpur from Dhaka on August 1, 2014. After reaching Syedpur station, Nobiul got down from the train and tried to leave her there.
Hearing the girl screaming in the station, people arrested Nabiul Islam and handed him over to the Syedpur police. But Syedpur police released him after filing a GD.
Amena Begum, the victim's mother filed a case in this incident against Nobiul Islam, his brother Nurul Islam alias Nuru, his sister in law Yasmin Choti and his father Jafar Ali on August 4, 2014.
Police investigated the case and pressed charges against Nobiul Islam, Nurul Islam alias Nuru and Yasmin Choti.
Following the testimony of the witnesses in the court, the judge sentenced the accused Industrial Police Constable, Nobiul Islam, to life imprisonment. He has been ordered to pay a fine of Tk 10,000, with three more months' imprisonment if fine is not paid. The other accused was acquitted.
Accused Nobiul Islam has been sent to jail.