Police in Bagerhat today arrested a fugitive convict, who was sentenced to life in prison for raping a third-grader In Chattogram in 2012.
Md Arif Sheikh, 29, was arrested in Morrelganj, said Kazi Md Tareq Aziz, assistant commissioner (Port) of Chattogram Metropolitan Police.
“Arif raped a third-grader in the city and had been on the run,” said the AC, adding that a Chattogram court on March 18, 2020, convicted him after a police investigation into the rape.
Police started investigating the incident after getting a complaint and later pressed charges sheet against Arif.
Later a court framed charges and Arif was awarded life term imprisonment in the case as the court found him guilty beyond doubt on March 18, 2020.
“Getting the conviction warrant from the court police spotted him in Morrelganj and arrested him in a drive overnight,” added the AC.