In Bogra, police arrested office assistant Abu Syed, 50, for sexually harassing a sixth grader in Mamurshahi Dakhil Madrasah
At least nine men were arrested and sent to jail yesterday for raping four underaged girls and a mentally challenged woman in five districts around the country.
In Rajshahi, police arrested five men yesterday for raping a mentally challenged woman in Berpara village of Paba upazila.
Damkura police station OC Mazharul Islam said: "A case was filed accusing Asadul of being the mastermind of the incident, along with his associates Dukhu, Bairul, Sajib, and Sakim. We sent them to jail and took the woman to a hospital for medical check-ups."
In Bogra, police arrested office assistant Abu Syed, 50, for sexually harassing a sixth grader in Mamurshahi Dakhil Madrasah.
Sherpur police station OC Humayun Kabir said: "The girl was alone in the girl's common room of the madrasa when Syed harassed her. Learning of the incident, angry locals beat up Syed and handed him over to the police."
In Feni, Saiful Islam, 28, was arrested from Silonia Bazar for reportedly abducting and raping a teenage girl in Daganbhuiyan upazila.
Dagonbhuiyan police station Inspector, Partha Pratim said: "Acting on a case filed by the girl's father, we arrested and sent Saiful to jail."
In Natore, a tenth grader was raped by Masud Rana, a kitchen shop owner in Bagatipara upazila. The girl is now pregnant.
Sources said Masud cultivated a romantic affair with the girl, but then raped her multiple times with promises of marriage. When she got pregnant he refused to marry her.
Acting on a case filed by the girl's mother, police arrested and sent Masud to jail, confirmed Bagatipara police station OC Sirajul Islam.
In Jamalpur, while on a drive to arrest another in Sadar upazila, police arrested a youth from Bakshiganj upazila for raping a 16 year old girl in the district.
Bakshiganj police station OC Hazrat Ali said: "Acting on the case filed by the girl, we arrested Rafikul Islam and sent him to jail. We took the girl to a hospital for a checkup."
In Sadar upazila, another teenage girl was raped by a youth named Sohel, 22, when she rejected his romantic proposals.
Sadar police station OC Salemuzzaman said: "We are determinedly launching drives to arrest the accused."
Our correspondents Abdullah Al Dulal, Rajshahi; Nazmul Huda Nasim, Bogra; Rafiqul Islam, Feni; M. Kamal Mridha, Natore and Bishwajit Deb, Jamalpur contributed to the report.