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Four arrested over gang rape of schoolgirl

  • One of the accused is a member of the Bangladesh Army
  • Rape survivor’s father filed a case 
Update : 08 Aug 2023, 04:18 PM

Police have arrested four men, including a member of the Bangladesh Army, for their alleged involvement with the gang rape of a schoolgirl in Shibaloy upazila of Manikganj.

The rape survivor’s father filed a case under Article 9 (3) of the Women and Children Repression Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2020 with Shibaloy police station on Monday, said Officer-in-Charge (OC) Shah Noor-e-Alam.

The arrestees have been identified as Md Hasan, 27, Sajeeb Hossain, 22, Mohammad Rubel, 25, and Mohammad Bijoy Mia, 22.

Of the four accused, Md Sajeeb, is a member of the Bangladesh Army. He is posted in Dhaka Cantonment and went to his hometown Manikganj for vacation. 

The police have reported the matter to his unit.

OC Shah Noor-e-Alam of Shibaloy police station said the accused have been sent to court. 

Besides, the rape survivor has been sent to Manikganj General Hospital for medical examination.

According to the case statement, on Sunday, a ninth grader of a local school met with her friend while she was on her way to school at around 10am. She later went to another’s friend’s house, with the previous friend.

On the way, the four men, allegedly led by Sajeeb Hossain locked the schoolgirl inside the house and raped her. Her friends were kicked out of the house at that time. 

Later, at around 5:45pm, she was released after being threatened by the four men. 

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