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2 men get life term for sexual harassment

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A Correspondent
Lalmonirhat: A tribunal here on Tuesday sentenced two men to life term imprisonment for sexually harassing a minor girl.
The convicts were identified as Shyamol Chandra,30, son of Jitendranath Roy, and his uncle Debendra Chandra Roy, 46, son of Dharani Kanto, both hailing form Chandranpath (Kacharighat) village in Aditmari upazila.
The court also fined them Tk 50,000 and in default they will have to suffer imprisonment for six more months.
According to the prosecution, Shyamol harassed a 10-year-old girl sexually after getting her alone in the kitchen of the victim’s house on 29 April, 2012.
Hearing the scream of the victim, her relatives rushed in and caught Shyamol red-handed.
However, Shyamol’s uncle Debendra got him released that time.
Later, father of the victim, lodged a case with Aditmari Police Station under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act on May 01, 2012 in this connection.
After examining all records and witnesses, Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge (acting) M Siddiqul Arefin Chowdhury handed down the verdict.