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Ninth-grader arrested over rape attempt in Tangail

  • Published at 10:57 pm April 23rd, 2019
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The accused has been sent to jail, following a court hearing Tuesday afternoon

Police arrested a ninth-grader in a case filed for attempting to rape a third-grade madrasa student in the Kalihati upazila of Tangail. 

The accused, Anwar Hossain, a student of Elenga High School, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon. 

Kalihati police station OC Mir Mosharraf Hossain confirming the incident said: “The girl’s father filed a case earlier in the day, based on which Anwar was arrested.”

Anwar has been sent to jail, following a court hearing Tuesday afternoon, he added.

The girl’s testimony will be recorded before a court under Section 22 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, he also added. 

According to the case statement, on Monday, a neighbour named Anwar, lured the girl to his house and tried to rape her. After she screamed for help, her mother with other neighbours rescued the girl, during which Anwar fled.