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16 arrested in sexual violence cases in six districts

  • Published at 02:52 am April 25th, 2019
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In the Tangail district alone, six men were arrested over rape accusations and a teacher was suspended over sexual harassment

Police on Tuesday and Wednesday arrested 16 people over rape, attempted rape and sexual harassment cases filed in four districts.  

In the Tangail district alone, six men were arrested over rape accusations and a teacher was suspended over sexual harassment.

In the Dhanbari upazila of Tangail, police on Wednesday rescued schoolboy, who was abducted and sexually harassed and arrested Mahfuzur Rahman Siam, 19, Imran Ali, 20, and Mintu Mian, 25.

The boy’s father filed a case accusing three men following the incident, said Dhanbari police station OC Mojibur Rahman. 

In the Bhuapur upazila of Tangail, a teenager Robin, 15, was arrested and sent to jail on Wednesday for raping a ninth-grader at gunpoint.

The girl’s father filed a case accusing three people, said Bhuapur police station Sub-Inspector Bijoy Debnath.

In the Kalihati upazila of Tangail, police arrested Anwar Hossain, a ninth-grader and sent him to jail on Tuesday for attempting to rape a third-grade madrasa student. 

Kalihati police station OC Mir Mosharraf Hossain said: “The girl’s father filed a case, which stated, Anwar, lured the girl to his house and tried to rape her on Monday,. After she screamed for help, her mother with other neighbours rescued the girl, by which time Anwar fled.

In the Nagarpur upazila of Tangail, police arrested Sumon Mia, 28, and sent him to jail on Tuesday for raping a ninth-grader on Friday.

Nagarpur police OC Golam Mostafa said: “The girl filed a case accusing seven men, including prime accused Wazed Ali on Monday.

In the Sakhipur upazila of Tangail, an assistant teacher at the Langulia High School was suspended on Tuesday after being accused of sexually harassing a student. 

On April, 17, parents of a schoolgirl brought a complaint to school authorities, against Mizanur for inappropriately touching the girl in class.

In Khagrachhari, police arrested a man Khorshed Alam, on Tuesday and sent to jail on Wednesday for raping a six-year-old child in the Mahalchhari upazila.

Mahalchhari police station OC Nur Alam said: “The child’s mother filed a case, which stated, Khorshed abducted the child and raped her behind the Mahalchhari Health Complex, on March 23. 

In Keraniganj, police on Monday arrested six people in a case filed over the gang rape of a 14-year-old girl.

South Keraniganj police Inspector Ashiquazzaman said: “The girl’s sister filed a case, which stated the girl was raped in turns by eight to 10 men on Saturday, reports UNB.

In Pabna, a college student named Anik Hasan, 19, was arrested in a case filed over raping a schoolgirl in the Sujanagar upazila on Wednesday.

Aminpur police Inspector SM Moinuddin said: “The girl’s mother filed a case, which stated Anik, a mobile phone technician, raped the girl when she came to his house for phone repairs, on Tuesday.

In Khulna, police on Wednesday arrested Mizan Sarder, for raping his eighth grader daughter on several occasions.

Quoting locals, Khalispur police station OC Humayun Kabir said: “Mizan started raping his girl when she was a sixth grader.

“At one stage, the girl became pregnant and the father forced her to go through an abortion at a private clinic.”

In Chandpur, police arrested, Kawsar Hossain, 28, and sent him to jail yesterday, for raping a girl for the past two years in Hajiganj upazila. 

Hajiganj police OC Alamgir Hossain said: “The girl filed a case, which stated, Kawsar had been having sex with promising to marry her.”

Our correspondents Abdullah Al Numan from Tangail, Md Emroz Khandakar from Pabna, and Nuruchsafa Manik from Khagrachhari contributed to this report.