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Two arrested over sexual assaults across country

  • Published at 08:23 pm June 1st, 2019
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In Narsingdi, police arrested a doctor on Friday, in a case filed for raping a teenage girl on multiple occasions

Sexual oppression on children continues to occur regularly across the country.  Police arrested two men in separate cases filed for rape, and are trying to arrest another for attempted rape.

In Narsingdi, police arrested a doctor on Friday, in a case filed for raping a teenage girl on multiple occasions.

The girl’s mother filed a case with Narsingdi Model police station the same day, which stated that the arrested, Ashraf Uddin Julfiqar, 50, had a private clinic at Gafargaon upazila in Mymensingh where the girl was a patient. 

On April 13, promising better treatment and a nursing job he lured the girl to his Narsingdi residence, and reportedly raped her on multiple occasions. He also threatened her to keep the matter concealed.

Later on Friday, locals suspecting the matter, rescued the girl, and informed the police.

Narsingdi Model police station OC Md Syeduzzaman said: "The girl was sent to Narsingdi Sadar Hospital for medical attention.”

In Pabna, a 61-year-old man reportedly attempted to rape a third-grader in Mathalpara village of Ishwardi upazila on Thursday.

A case was filed by the girl’s father with Ishawardi police station on Friday, which stated that the accused, Ziaur Rahman alias Abed Ali Master, 61, tried to rape the child finding her alone at her house, around 12pm on Thursday.

Hearing her screams, the child's mother rushed to the spot and caught Abed in the act, but he managed to flee.

Ishawardi police station OC Baha Uddin said: "A case was filed after the girl’s family failed to get justice from the local arbitration council. We are trying to arrest the accused. We sent the girl to Ishwardi Health Complex for medical."

In Lalmonirhat, police arrested a man in a case filed for raping a nine-year-old girl in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila yesterday.

The girl’s family filed a case with Lalmonirhat Sadar police station on Friday, which stated, the arrested Sujon, 25, lured the girl from the side of a road near Lalmonirhat Magistrate Court, and raped her in a deserted field.

Hearing her screams, locals rescued the victim and took her to Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital.

Lalmonirhat Sadar police station OC Mahfuzul Alam said: “We arrested the suspect from Durakuti Ratnai bridge area early yesterday.”

Our correspondent Asaduzzaman Ripon, Narsingdi; Md Emroz Khandakar, Pabna; and Moazzem Hossain, Lalmonirhat, contributed to this report