The child raised an alarm and informed her parents about the incident
A 70-year-old man was jailed for seven years in Sirajganj on Tuesday for a rape attempt on his five-year-old granddaughter.
Abdus Sattar, the convict, a resident of Kobdas Para of the Sirajganj municipality, was also fined Tk 20,000 by the Sirajganj Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-1.
He will have to serve an additional three months in jail if he fails to pay the fine.
Public Prosecutor Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lablu said Abdus Sattar lived with his son Abdul Khalek and his family. On August 19, 2017, Sattar called his 5-year-old granddaughter to his room and sexually abused her.
The girl was admitted to a district hospital for examination after she had informed her mother about the incident.
The medical board informed the court that there had been a rape attempt on the girl child.