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Schoolgirl raped in Habiganj

  • Published at 11:33 am May 11th, 2019
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She was taken to Habiganj Sadar Hospital in critical condition

A schoolgirl has been raped in Baniachong upazila of Habiganj.

The first grade student is in critical condition. Doctors said she was bleeding profusely and will need surgery to combat the physical damage.

The incident occurred on Friday night.

Locals said the girl was in the yard of her house around 8pm when she was allegedly abducted by Jahangir Mia, 20. He forcefully took her to an area dense with vegetation and raped her.

Hearing her screams, locals in the area came to rescue her. Jahangir reportedly fled the scene.

She was brought to Habiganj Sadar Hospital in critical condition around 1am. The doctors there were unable to stop the profuse bleeding and decided to transfer her to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital.

The police were informed of the matter and they visited the hospital and collected statements.

Baniachong police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Rashed Mobarak said: “We are trying to determine the whereabouts of Jahangir. We hope to arrest him soon.”

Dr Arshad Ali, gynaecology department consultant at Habiganj Sadar Hospital, said: “She has wounds that need to be stitched up through surgery.”

The mother of the schoolgirl demanded immediate arrest and exemplary punishment of the rapist.