A Rangpur court on Wednesday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment for the rape of a minor girl in 2018.
Judge of Woman and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1 Zabid Hasan passed the verdict in absence of the absconding convict Mehedi Hasan.
The court also acquitted four others accused in the case, as the prosecution could not prove charges brought against them, said the public prosecutor Advocate Khandaker Rofique Hasnain.
According to the statement of the case, Mehedi Hasan used to stalk the girl on her way to and from the school.
On July 7, 2018 he abducted the girl, a student of class nine, and took her to Dhaka where he raped her.
Following a case filed by the father of the victim, police rescued the girl from Ashulia in Dhaka after seven days of her abduction.