The speech and hearing-impaired minor was taken to a nearby deserted place away from her house and raped by the youth, while her mother was away, said the case statement
A 13-year-old physically challenged girl has reportedly been raped by a youth in Nawabganj, Hili.
The incident took place on Monday afternoon when the indigenous minor was alone in her house in Palli area of the upazila.
Police arrested a youth named Shamim Hossain, 16, in connection with the incident after the girl’s mother filed a case against him, as confirmed by Nawabganj police station OC Ashok Kumar Chowhan.
The speech and hearing-impaired minor was taken to a nearby deserted place, where she was raped by the youth. The girl’s mother was away at the time, according to the case statement.
Hearing her screams, locals rushed in and rescued the girl while her suspected rapist managed to flee the scene, said the OC.
“After the filing of the case on Monday, we arrested the accused Shamim from his house on Tuesday morning. Later, he was sent to jail after being produced in court,” added OC Ashok.