Bangladesh High Court has allowed the request for the marriage of a rape victim and the convict who is sentenced to life imprisonment.
High Court Bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman announced the decision after both the parties gave their consent for the marriage.
Following the decision, the court has ordered Rajshahi Central Jail superintendent to make the arrangements for the marriage of the two at the prison gates.
Both of them are cousins and belong to Rajshahi’s Godagari. The convict has raped the girl on the pretext to marry her in 2011, the time when she was 14 year old. But he later refused to marry her after she got pregnant.
The family made many arbitration attempts to find an amicable solution, but failed. Taking cognizance of the situation, the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Rajshahi framed charges against the accused on January 29, 2012 and sentenced him to life on June 12, 2012.