Raiganj: A North Dinajpur district court on Saturday sentenced a 28-year-old man to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for raping a deaf and dumb athlete in June.
Fast track court judge TK Mandal convicted Ranjit Das, an auto rickshaw driver, and awarded the punishment to him.
According to the prosecution, the 25-year-old athlete was was going to Hemtabad from Raiganj by Das` auto rickshaw on June 23.
When all other passengers of the auto rickshaw got down, Das took her near a forest and raped her. Thereafter he took her to his house at Hemtabad and raped her again.
The victim, a state level athlete, filed a written complaint to the police and he was arrested the next day.