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5 arrested over rape charges in 5 districts

  • Published at 08:36 pm June 23rd, 2019
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In Narayanganj, police have detained a man for raping a madrasa student in Araihazar area on Sunday

Four men were arrested, and one other is fined over rape and sexual molestation charges, in five districts in the country on Sunday.

In Feni, police have arrested a youth for raping a physically challenged child in Porshuram.

The detained, Belal Hossain, 22, was arrested around 11pm on Sunday.

According to the sources, Belal, the girl’s neighbour, sneaked into her house while she was alone, and raped her. Hearing her screams, locals caught Belal red-handed, and handed him over to the police.

Porshuram police station OC Showkat Hossain said: “We arrested Belal, and sent him to jail through the court on Sunday.”

“We sent the girl to Upazila Health Complex. Later when her condition worsened, she was transferred to Feni Sadar Hospital,” he added.

Feni Sadar Hospital, Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Abu Taher said: “We are treating the severely injured girl with utmost care. Rest of the check-ups will be finished by Sunday.”

In Narayanganj, police have detained a man for raping a madrasa student in Araihazar area on Sunday.

According to the sources, the accused Rakib, was a tenant at the girl’s house. On Saturday night around 10pm he took the girl to his room by force, and raped her several times until Sunday morning. After severely injuring the girl, Rakib fled the area. Later the girl informed her family, and her mother filed a case under the Women and Child Repression Act.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Araihazar police station OC Nazrul Islam said: “We arrested the accused, and sent the girl to Narayanganj Victoria Hospital for check-ups.”

In Tangail: A Tangail court has fined a youth for harassing an eighth grader in Dhanbari, Tangail on Sunday.

According to the sources, the penalized Sajib, 22, was harassing the girl for a long time. Locals got infuriated, and caught him in the act. Later Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO), and police took him under custody.

Dhanbari police station OC Majibur Rahman said: “We sent him to court, and he was fined Tk5000 for his crime.”

In Netrokona, a man, suspected to have planned the gang rape of a young girl in Netrokona, was arrested in Mymensingh on Sunday.

A team of RAB 14 apprehended Iqbal, 24, from Tangua village of Gouripur upazila in the morning.

The arrestee had an affair with the victim. He lured her out of her house with a false promise of marriage on June 6, and took her to upazila's Sahitpur area. He kept the girl confined there for six days, and raped her along with his cohorts.

The rapists dropped the girl at Googbazar area on the night of June 12. She was unconscious.

Locals rescued her the next day, and hospitalised her. She informed the people about her ordeal after regaining consciousness.

Her father filed a case with Kendua police accusing Iqbal, and his associates.

Rab said they are trying to arrest the other accused.

In Joypurhat, police have arrested a school teacher for sexually harassing a student in Akkelpur upazila of Joypurhat on Sunday.

The detainee, Alal, is the assistant teacher of Kashira High School, and the son of Abdul Mollah.

Akkelpur Police Station OC Kiron Kumar Roy said: “ Alal was sexually harassing a grade seven student of the school for a long time. He also threatened the girl to keep silent on the matter.  Later, the girl informed her family, and her father filed a case with the Police Station.

Our correspondents Rafiqul Islam, Feni; Shamima Rita, Narayanganj; Abdullah Al Numan, Tangail; and Alamgir Chowdhury, Jaypurhat contributed to this report