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Grocery shop owner attempts to rape third grader

  • Published at 12:39 am December 10th, 2019
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Sources said, the accused, Md Rais Uddin, 50, held  the child captive, when she came by the shop to buy a pen on her way to the exam venue around 11am

A grocery shop owner kept captive and later attempted to rape a third grader on Sunday, when she came to buy a pen for her ongoing final term examination in Melandaha's Phool Kocha union of Jamalpur.

Sources said, the accused, Md Rais Uddin, 50, held  the child captive, when she came by the shop to buy a pen on her way to the exam venue around 11am. 

Around 2pm, Rais locked his shop and attempted to rape the child. Hearing her screams, when locals came to her rescue, he threatened them with a sharp local weapon and fled the spot.

On information from locals, police rescued the child, confirmed Sub-Inspector (SI) Md Azharul Islam of Melandaha police station.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, OC Rezaul Islam Khan of the police station said: "The child was handed over to her father after primary investigation and filing of a case."

"We are making drives to arrest the accused Rais," the OC added.