An eight-month-old girl has been raped in Banglabazar Gazariachala area under Gazipur City Corporation on Wednesday.
When informed, even the police could not believe what they had heard. But eventually they did when the doctors confirmed the assault.
The injured child has been admitted to Shaheed Tazuddin Ahmed Medical College after being rescued.
Police are trying to arrest the alleged rapist, Selim.
The victim’s father said the child’s mother had left her with her aunt while she needed to attend to her work.
The aunt then left her in the care of her neighbour Selim's wife. Selim, 40, has been accused of raping the infant.
A crowd, including the victim's mother rushed to the scene after hearing the child screaming. They found her in a bloody state.
Selim managed to flee.
The infant was rushed to the hospital. Residential doctor Md Abdus Salam confirmed there was primary evidence that the little girl was raped.
Victim’s father said the police initially found it hard to accept and were confused whether the incident really took place.
Later, however, police received the doctor's confirmation regarding the crime.
Sub-Inspector Sujayet Hossain confirmed that a case was being filed.