The accused, his wife and daughter also made the victim have an abortion
A young physically challenged woman has been allegedly raped for the last six months in Satkhira by a 57-year-old man.
The incident took place at Haoalkhali village in Sadar upazila’s Bashdoha union.
Sadar police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Manjurul Islam confirmed the matter on Sunday.
He said: “A case has already been filed about the matter. Police are working to arrest the suspect. The victim’s mother has demanded proper justice for her daughter, and to make sure that the culprits involved are brought under the law.”
The main accused, Akram Ali, has been absconding since the matter became public.
Police sources said that while enduring rape for the last six months, at one point the victim became pregnant. Akram, seeing no other way, told his wife, Maskura Khatun, about the matter.
Later, they took the woman to their daughter Ferdousi’s house where they made her abort the unborn child. A week ago, the victim became very sick and was admitted to Satkhira Sadar Hospital.
“She is still under treatment at the hospital,” confirmed Bashdoha Union Parishad Chairman Mosharraf Hossain.
Akram’s wife, daughter and son-in-law Razaul Islam also went into hiding after the rape was revealed.