A Chattogram court has sentenced a former officer-in-charge of Kasba Police Station in Brahmanbaria to ten years in jail on charges of attempted rape of a college student in 2011.
The court also sentenced former OC Mizanur Rahman to a life term imprisonment and fined him Tk2 lakh and 1 year of rigorous imprisonment in default as the allegation of abducting the college girl from Foy's Lake area in Chattogram was proved.
Judge Ferdous Ara of Chattogram Women and Children Torture Prevention Tribunal-7 passed the verdict, Kofil Uddin, bench assistant of the tribunal, confirmed the matter.
According to the case document, on 12 July 2011, a student of a private college in Chattogram city and her boyfriend went to visit Foy's Lake. Police inspector Mizan forcibly abducted them and took them to a hotel in the Chawkbazar area of the city.
Mizan allegedly tried to rape the student in the hotel room by locking her boyfriend in another room. The student managed to hide in the bathroom but later fell unconscious after cutting her hand with broken window glass.
In connection with the incident, the girl's father filed a case with the Panchlaish Police Station of the city as a plaintiff.
At the time of the incident, Mizan was in Chattogram on a five-day leave to testify in a case.
He previously worked at Panchlaish Police Station before serving at the Kasba Police Station in Brahmanbaria.
Mizanur was later suspended.
The court cancelled his bail and sent him to jail on 30 April this year.
The court passed the verdict after recording testimony from 11 witnesses in the case.
The case proceedings against the other accused were suspended following an order from the High Court.