A mentally challenged minor and second grader were also raped
There was an attempt to rape a ninth grade girl in a Gazipur bound public bus on Saturday night.
Two assistants of the bus, Ashique, 22, and Jewel, 28, were arrested by the Mawna Highway police for the attempted rape. The driver of the bus is on the run.
Sources said the girl boarded a Champion Paribahan bus on the Gazipur-Mawna route around 8pm to attend a program, on Saturday. After a while, promising to take the girl to her destination, the bus assistants persuaded the other passengers to get off the bus, citing vehicle problems
The driver took the bus on to the Mawna flyover where the assistants tried to rape the girl but the girl managed to break a window and ask for help. Hearing her scream, locals informed the Mawna Highway police. They rescued the girl, arrested the two, and handed them over to Sreepur police station.
Confirming the incident, Liakat Ali OC of Sreepur police station said: "The girl filed a case with the police station accusing the three on that very night. We arrested two and are making drives to arrest the driver."
Physically challenged minor raped, made pregnant by tutor
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a 19-year-old youth for raping and making pregnant a physically challenged minor in Joygachi of Sadar upazila, Bagerhat.
In a press briefing yesterday, Commander of RAB 6, Lt Col Syed Nurus Salehin Yousuf said, the detained Roni Paik, was a tutor to the girl's brother. Finding her alone, he reportedly raped and made her pregnant.
Being hearing impaired which affects speech; the minor couldn't inform her parents about Roni's ongoing violation. On October 8, when the girl fell ill and was taken to a hospital, the duty doctor declared her 6 weeks pregnant.
The commander said: "When asked, the girl pointed out Roni as her rapist. The girl's mother filed a case against Roni, who has been on the run since."
"Almost a month after filing of the case, we arrested Roni on Saturday from Morrelganj's Mohishpura Bazar, Bagerhat," the RAB official added.
In Bhola, the Monpura Judicial Magistrate Court yesterday issued a 7 day remand for Nazrul Islam, a union Chhatra League leader and prime suspect in a gang rape case, confirmed Monpura police station OC Sakhawat Hossain.
In Jhenaidah, a second grader was reportedly raped on Saturday by carpenter Hafizur, of Fatehpur village, Maheshpur Upazila.
Maheshpur police station OC SM Amanullah confirmed they are looking to arrest Hafizur.
Our correspondents Md Raihanul Islam Akand, Gazipur; Md Hedait Hossain Molla Khulna; Ahad Chowdhury Tuhin, Bhola; and Nayan Khondoker, Jhenaidah contributed to the report.