The court has also fined two convicts Tk5,000 each
A Dhaka court has sentenced an absconding imam of the mosque, and his associate to five years rigorous imprisonment, in connection to a case filed under Pornography Control Act 2012 for recording a rape incident of a ten-year old child, and spreading it.
The convicts are mosque imam Salim Hossain, from Basna village, and his associate Jamal, from Digol village of Dhamrai.
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Abu Forkan Md Maruf Chowdhury on Thursday handed down the verdict in presence of accused Jamal, while the mosque imam is absconding.
The court also fined the two convicts Tk5,000 each.
A total of 6 witnesses out of 12 testified before the court since the recording depositions of witnesses in the case.
According to the case, Imam Salim raped the class five schoolgirl in his room when she went to the Moktob, and his associate Jamal recorded the rape on video with his mobile phone.
Victim’s father filed a case in Dhamrai police station when the accused spread the rape video in the area.
After concluding probe, Dhamrai police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Md Masudur Rahman submitted a charge sheet against the two accused in the Dhaka chief judicial magistrate court on September 09, 2014.