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2 Rajshahi University students held over rape charges

  • Published at 08:34 pm March 12th, 2020
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The arrestees are Jahid, 26, a student of Public Administration and Tarun, 25, student of Sociology

Police arrested two students of Rajshahi University for their alleged involvement in a rape case filed at the Matihar police station of the city.

The arrestees are Jahid, 26, a student of Public Administration and Tarun, 25, student of Sociology. They both belong to the 2014-15 sessions of the university.

Jahid, who used to tutor the rape survivor– tricked her into Tarun's relative's house behind Rajshahi Commerce College around 12pm on February 15.

Afterwards, Jahid raped the girl while Tarun kept watch, and later forced her to take a contraceptive pill to avoid pregnancy, the case statement states.

"When Jahid declined to marry the girl, her father filed a case on Wednesday and we arrested the two from Shah Makhdum Hall around 1:30 am that same night," said OC Masud Parvez.

Five arrested over child rape, two to serve life

Police arrested five people for raping four children in four districts around the country. Two more get life imprisonment for raping and killing a 17-year-old girl four years back.

In Hili, an 8-year-old child was gang-raped on Thursday around 4 pm by two people in Kaliganj area.

On Thursday, police arrested the accused, Babul, 50, a shoemaker and Pallab, 18, after a case was filed by the child's mother.

The third-grade girl went to play in Manshahati area, when the duo lured her into a local toilet and raped her, said Hakimpur Police OC Abdur Razzak Akanda.

In Bogra, another six-year-old child was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Dupchanchia on Wednesday.

Police arrested the accused, Enamul Pramanik, 24, on Thursday who reportedly lured the child into his room with chocolates and raped her, police say.

"We arrested the accused and the child is under treatment at a hospital," said Inspector Shahidul Islam of Dupchanchia police station.

In Jamalpur, on Thursday the police arrested a grocery shop owner from Sadar Upazila's Nandina Bazar for raping a 7-year-old on Sunday.

The arrested, Nizam Uddin lured the child with pickles into Bhatipara Family Planning Health Complex and raped her, said Sadar police OC Md Salimujjaman. 

"He confessed to his crimes and evidence of rape has been found during the primary investigation," he added.

In Narayanganj, an 8th-grade-girl was reportedly confined for four days from Sunday and raped by a teen named Rana Mir.

The girl's mother filed a case with Manikganj Chief Judicial Magistrate court on Thursday and she alleged that police declined to take her case even though the youth was caught red-handed.

Denying the allegations, Shivalaya Police OC Mizanur Rahman said, the duo fled from their home due to their romantic affiliation.

"We rescued the youth as the girl's family gave him a beating and I do not know anything about the filing of any case," the OC added.

In Tangail, the Women and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal sentenced two people to life in prison in a 2016 rape and murder case.

Tribunal Judge Khaleda Yasmin delivered the verdict and also fined the convict Tk1 lakh each.

The convict, Nuru, 65, raped the 17-year-old and later killed her with the assistance of the other convict Nazma, 32 on October 18, 2016, said Public Prosecutor AKM Nasimul Akhter Nasim.

Our correspondents Halim Al Raji, Hili; Nazmul Huda Nasim, Bogra; Bishwajit Deb, Jamalpur; Motiur Rahman, Manikganj; and Abdullah Al Numan, Tangail contributed to the report.

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