Three men would often harass and offer the girl undesirable proposals on her way to school and back
A student of Garobazar Public High School was gang-raped in the Mohishmara village under the Madhupur upazila in Tangail.
The incident occurred on August 15 and the victim’s father filed a case against the accused on Tuesday, the police said.
According to the statement, Arif Hossain, 20, son of Hazrat Ali, Anwar Hossain, 30, son of Ayan Uddin and late Abdul Rashid’s son, Shafikul Islam, 32, would often harass the girl and make unwanted proposals on her way to school and back.
As the girl rejected their offers, she was intercepted on the way to her aunt’s house, taken to a garden, raped and left unconscious. Locals later heard screams and came to her rescue.
Following the incident, local ward member Muslim Uddin and other influential people threatened the victim’s father to not sue the boys.
The victim's father told the Dhaka Tribune: “Local ward member Muslim Uddin including the village headman Haider Ali, Hazrat Ali, Abdul Aziz, Aij Uddin, Idris Ali and others sat for a negotiation on September 2. They proposed to pay Tk5 lakh and 30% land as a fine for the crime.” However both parties did not come to an agreement.
Madhupur police station, Officer-in-Charge Safikul Islam said: “The school-girl, who was raped, was sent to the Tangail General Hospital for a medical examination on Tuesday.”
“Police are investigating the matter and there is an on-going search for the culprits,” he added.