A court in Kurigram has sentenced a 30-year-old private teacher to life in jail for raping a minor student in 2013.
Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Omlan Kusum Zisnu also imposed a fine of Tk 1 lakh on Abdus Sabur after convicting him of the heinous crime.
Abdus Sabur, son of Abdun Noor, a resident of Panrul village of Dilpur upazila, raped the fifth grader on May 19 in 2013 after taking her to a bamboo bush. The girl used to take tuitions from Abdus.
The convict had also threatened the girl of dire consequences if she revealed her ordeal to anyone.
However, the girl narrated her ordeal to her parents, who lodged a complaint at the Dilpur police station on May 20, 2013, following which an FIR for rape was filed against the teacher.
After eight years, the judge handed down the punishment to the accused.