Police produced the duo before a court, which sent them to jail on the same day
Police on Tuesday arrested two individuals in a case filed over the rape of a fifth-grader in the Kalihati upazila of Tangail.
The arrested Ram Prasad, 20, reportedly raped the schoolgirl on multiple occasions and his cousin Ratna Sutradhar, 25, made her take abortion pills to cover up the incident.
Police produced the duo before a court, which sent them to jail on the same day.
Kalihati police station OC Mir Mosharrof Hossain said: “The case was filed by the rape survivor’s father, based on which the duo were arrested and sent to jail. The girl was sent to Tangail General Hospital.”
A village "shalish" (arbitration council) called for by prominent locals, on Thursday, reportedly extorted large sums of money Ram Prasad, promising to save him by banishing the girl from her home in Purba bashinda area.