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UP member detained for raping 13-year-old girl in Habiganj

The girl was admitted to the Sadar hospital in a critical condition

Update : 19 Dec 2020, 07:24 PM

A union parishad (UP) member has been detained on charges of raping a teenaged girl. 

Shahab Uddin, a member of Moka union parishad under Kishoreganj’s Itna upazila, was caught in the early hours of Saturday from Habiganj’s Umednagar area.

Confirming the matter, Habiganj Sadar model police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Masuk Ali said the rape survivor was rescued and taken to the Sadar hospital. 

Shahab Uddin lived with his second wife in Umednagar under Habiganj municipality.

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On Friday evening, he entered the room of a 13-year-old girl when none of her family members were present in the house, and raped her, the OC said.

The UP member fled the scene when local residents came forward after hearing the girl’s screams.

Later, the girl was admitted to the Adhunik Zilla Sadar Hospital in a critical condition.

“The accused Shahab Uddin has been detained and preparations are underway to file a case in this connection,” OC Masuk said.

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