A case was filed by the victim’s family, and police arrested the prime accused
A 10-year-old female madrasa student was raped on Friday in Atpara upazila of Netrokona.
A case was filed by the victim’s family, and police arrested the prime accused, Janu Miah, 60, yesterday afternoon after conducting a raid in the village.
Netrokona Additional Superintendent of Police (Crime) Shahjahan Miah confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.
According to the case statement, neighbour Janu called the child to his vacant residence, and raped her on Friday.
Hearing her scream, the girl’s father went to rescue his daughter, and caught Janu red-handed; however he managed to escape following a scuffle between the two.
Police official Shahjahan said, the child is being treated at the Netrokona Modern Sadar Hospital. Besides, the accused Janu will be produced before the court after interrogation.
Repeated gang rapes vex people in Kendua upazila
Three consecutive gang rape incidents within a week in Kendua upazila of Netrakona have become a point of concern for the people.
Following Eid-ul-Fitr, from June 6 till June 13, there have been three incidents where young girls were apprehended, and gang-raped, said locals and police sources.
According to sources, on June 12 (Wednesday) night, pedestrians recovered an unconscious teenage girl, and took her to Kendua upazila health complex.
The girl had an affair with an auto-rickshaw driver, with whom she went out on June 6. The man took her to an abandoned machine room near the Haor area, and gang-raped her for five days along with his associates.
On June 11, a mentally challenged girl was gang-raped while on her way back from her aunt’s house in Goradoba union’s Aujhati Shibpur village.
On June 6, a garments worker was gang-raped by her alleged boyfriend, and his associates, when she came home for Eid holidays. He took her to a deserted place and raped her along with his associates.
Police arrested six men in connection with the two latter incidents. However, locals complained that the main accused, boyfriend Sumon alias Nur Alam, was not arrested in the garments worker rape case.
Regarding the matter, Women Repression Prevention Committee Chairman, and Legal Aid Committee member Adv Dilara Begum said: “Lack of proper implementation of law, and quick disposal of cases are giving rise to the frequent rape incidents.”
Moreover, victim families are often harassed while collecting medical reports from hospitals, she added.
When contacted, Kendua police station OC Rasheduzzaman said they were not in any way neglecting police duty. “We have already arrested six suspects in these incidents. We are currently investigating into the recently rescued unconscious girl.”