An eighth grader girl in Sokhipur upazila, Tangail has been allegedly raped by her step-uncle and is now eight months pregnant, according to family members.
The victim's paternal uncle filed a case at Sokhipur police station on Friday, alleging that his niece was raped by her stepmother's brother Hasan, 19.
The stepmother was also named in the case for allegedly assisting Hasan in the heinious act.
According to case documents, Hasan had been living with his sister's family for the past two years. He used to complain that he suffered from nightmares when he sleeps alone. His sister then had the girl sleep in his room as a remedy.
Hasan reportedly used this scope and violated the girl in her sleep one night. When the girl complained about it to her stepmother, she was rather threatened and told to keep mum.
Sokhipur police OC Nazmul Haque Bhuiyan said they were trying to arrest the accused.
The victim would also be taken to Tangail General Hospital for medical examination, he added.