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Vol. 5 Num 1046 Sat. May 12, 2007  
   
Metropolitan


1 gets life for rape


A man was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here on Thursday in a rape case.

According to the prosecution, Russell of Ramnagar village under Sadar upazila raped a teenage orphan girl on a false promise to marry her on August 10, 1999 while the victim was working at the house of Russell's uncle as maidservant.

Russell later denied having any relation with the girl after she became pregnant.

The girl then filed a case against Russell and his uncle Abdullah.

After examining the witnesses and records, Judge M Idris Alam of the Special Tribunal for Prevention of Women and Children Repression gave the verdict acquitting Abdullah.