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Girl raped, forced into prostitution in Dhaka

Update : 23 Jan 2016, 07:08 PM

A teenage girl, who was allegedly raped and forced into flesh trade, was rescued from a flat at Dhaka’s Azampur yesterday.

Police also arrested prime suspect Khalilur Rahman and two of his associates – Shathi Akhter and Hatem Ali – during their drive.

Dakshinkhan police station’s duty officer Sub-Inspector Nur Alam told the Dhaka Tribune that the 16-year-old girl had been held captive at Azampur flat since January 17. She somehow managed to send a text message to one of her friends on Friday afternoon, seeking help.

Her friend, in turn, informed the victim’s elder brother who approached police on Friday night. Sub-Inspector Alam said they raided the flat near Azampur market shortly after receiving the complaint. He said the flat was used as a brothel.

The victim’s relatives declined comment. A source familiar with the matter said Khalil had enticed the 16-year-old girl saying he would manage better jobs for her. But after the girl left home with him, Khalil allegedly raped her and later sold her to a pimp.

Police sent her to the One Stop Crisis Centre at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital. A case was filed over the matter at the Dakshinkhan police station. SI Nur said those arrested would be produced before the court today. 

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