A youth was sentenced to jail for 10 months and 10 days on charge of harassing a female SSC examinee at an exam centre at Rajshahi's Durgapur upazila yesterday.
Afzal Sharif, 18, a college student of Bhabanipur village of the upazila, was taken into police custody after a mobile court had given the verdict, said Assistant Commissioner (land) Samar Kumar, who led the court.
Afzal along with two friends entered the Bokhtiarpur High School centre unlawfully around 9:30am, 30 minutes prior to the exam, and started to harass the girl, said Samar, quoting witnesses.
When the other examinees protested, the three also locked into an altercation with them.
At one stage, the on-duty teachers managed to catch Afzal and produced him before the mobile court, said Mahbubur Rahman, the UNO's representative at the examination centre.
AC (land) Samar Kumar said following the statements of the girl and other witnesses, he sentenced the youth to jail.
“I told him that a mother carries a child for around 10 months and 10 days in her womb. And, he would have to serve in jail for that exact time for harassing the girl,” he added.