The girl's aunt did not allow her to return home, while she was raped several times over a month
A man has been arrested for reportedly raping his fifth grader cousin in Bagerhat.
The arrestee is Ujjal Kha, 26, son of Siddique Kha from Bengati village of Bagerhat Sadar upazila.
Police arrested Ujjal in a raid in Jatrapur area of Bagerhat Sadar upazila after the girl’s father filed a case against him and his mother Farida Begum on Sunday, reports a correspondent from Bagerhat.
The girl’s father said on February 15, his sister Farida came to visit his place and took his daughter with her. Several days passed but Farida did not allow his daughter to return home.
After a month, the girl’s father went to Farida’s place to bring back his daughter when he was told that the girl does not want to return and has went to visit a neighbour.
Later on March 29, the father brought the girl back home with help from locals. The girl seemed sick and behaved abnormally. When asked, the girl replied that Ujjal Kha has raped her several times between February 17 and March 29.
When the father confronted her sister, she threatened him.
Later, the father filed a case against his sister and her son with Bagerhat Model police station.
Bagerhat Model police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) KM Azizul Islam said: “After arresting Ujjal, we interrogated him and sent him to jail through the court. Our operation is underway to arrest the other accused."