A seventh-grade schoolgirl from Khulna’s Terokhada upazila was gang-raped reportedly by her boyfriend and two of his cohorts in Kotwalipara upazila of Gopalganj on Saturday.
The victim’s father filed a report with Kotwalipara police station on Sunday.
According to the case statement, accused Debashish Baroi, son of Chan Baroi of Konervita village in Kotwalipara upazila, became acquainted with the victim over the phone last month.
Later, Debashish, who is also the father of a child, began an extra-marital affair with the victim.
The seventh-grader fled home under the pretext of going to school on Saturday. She instead went to Gopalganj to meet Debashish, who took her to “Monir Pagoler Ashrom” in Latenga village in the evening.
Debashish and two others then raped the schoolgirl, who was eventually rescued when locals heard her screams.
Though Debashish was detained at the location, the other miscreants fled the scene of the crime.
Debashish was later handed over to the police.
Kotwalipara police station Officer-in-Charge Mostafizur Rahman confirmed the incident and said that operations to arrest the other miscreants were underway.
During primary investigation, Debashish confessed to raping the seventh-grader with his friends.
The victim was sent to Gopalganj General Hospital for medical examination and treatment.