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Six women, girls raped and sexually harassed across country

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In Sylhet, police arrested three persons in connection with the rape of a housewife, confining her husband, in Subidhbazar in Sylhet city on Monday

At least six women and girls were reportedly raped and sexually harassed in six districts of the country on Monday and Tuesday.

In Sylhet, police arrested three persons in connection with the rape of a housewife, confining her husband, in Subidhbazar in Sylhet city on Monday.

Arrested Nizam Uddin and Anwar Hossain Jalil live in Kalapara, and Dudu Mia in Pirmahallar, in the upazila.

Sylhet Airport police station Officer in-Charge, (OC) Md Shahadat Hossain, confirmed the matter.

Police said Dudu and Jalil  had been demanding money from the victim's husband. They also threatened the man for not giving in to their extortion.

Following this, they and some others stormed the house of the victim. They beat him up and confined him. Later, they sexually violated his wife.

Later, the rape victim lodged a case with the police station in this connection.

In Jamalpur, a college girl was reportedly beaten up in the Banpara Railway crossing area of Jamalpur town on Tuesday when she resisted a sexual attack.

According to sources, Md Jahangir, 32, of the area tried to harass the 19-year old girl sexually, a student of Govt Ashek Mahmud College, on her way home from a coaching centre.

Jahangir brutally beat up the girl, leaving her in critical condition when she resisted the harassment.

Hearing the girl screaming, locals went to the spot and rescued her, admitting her to Jamalpur General Hospital. 

Dr Faisal Ahmed of the hospital said the condition of girl was very critical as she had been tortured severely.

Jamalpur Sadar police station Officer-in-Charge, Md Salemuzzaman, said a case was filed against Jahangir.

The police arrested him , he added.

In Rangpur, a tribunal sentenced an agriculture officer to life term imprisonment on Tuesday for violating a school girl.

The court also ordered lifer Jakirul Islam Milon,38, a deputy assistant agriculture officer in Kishoreganj upazila of Nilphamari, to pay Tk one lakh in compensation to the victim .

Having examined records and witnesses, Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal -2 Judge, M Rokonuzzaman, handed down the verdict with the convict present.

According to the prosecution, Jakirul called his eighth grade neighbour to his house in Badarganj upazila of Rangpur on July 4, 2005. When she came, Milon tied up the girl's hands and legs and raped her.

An arbitration was arranged locally to settle the matter. But, no decision was taken in the arbitration because Milon was absent.

Later, on July 13 of the same year, the victim's father filed a case with Badarganj police.  Police submitted the charge-sheet on September 6,2005.

The tribunal's public prosecutor, Jahangir Hossain Tuhin, told reporters that at the time, Milon had been looking for a job upon completion of his studies.

In Rajshahi, a 12-year-old girl was raped, reportedly, by a young man, in Bagmara upazila of Rajshahi district on Monday night.

Police said Alamin, neighbour of the victim, called the girl out of her home. He took her to an abandoned house and raped her.

Hearing her cries, people rushed in and rescued the girl.

They also caught Alamin red-handed and handed him over tothe  police, said Bagmara police station Officer in-Charge, Ataur Rahman.

The victim was first taken to Bagmara Upazila Health Complex. Later, she was admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) when her condition deteriorated.

Detained Alamin was sent to jail following a court order on Tuesday, the OC added.

In Tangail, a teenage girl was reportedly raped by a youth on Monday night in Nagarpur upazila of the district.

According to sources, Mobarak Hossain,20, son of Abdur Rouf of village Bekra in the upazila, developed a relationship with the 16-year old girl over phone.

On the day, he met with the girl and took her to the house of his friend, Rajib Mian Kalu, 22, in Choubaria village, where he held the girl and raped her.

Later, the girl told her family members about the rape.

The father of the girl filed a case with Nagarpur police station, accusing  Mobarak and Rajib .

OC Alam Chan of the police stationsaid police arrested the two and jailed them.

In other news, a mobile court in Bhuapur upazila fined five youths on charges of sexually harassing girls  in Agotolla village on Tuesday.

The court, led by UNO Jhoton Chand, gave the judgement, said  Bhuapur police station sources.

In  Comilla, a primary schoolgirl was reportedly raped by a truck driver in Buringchar upazila of the district on Monday afternoon.

According to sources, Shah Alam,42, a truck driver of Mohishmara village, raped the fourth grader while she was returning from a local village fair in the afternoon.

Hearing the girl’s screams, locals went to the spot and rescued her.

Later, the father of the girl filed a case with Buringchar police station.

OC Anwarul Haque of the police station said police arrested Shah Alam on Tuesday and sent him to jail.