Three girls have allegedly been raped in Gaibandha, Khulna and Sylhet while a university student has been arrested in Khulna for 'raping' another girl on a false promise of marriage, according to UNB.
In Gaibandha, a policeman has allegedly raped a college girl at Barboldia village in Sadar upazila promising to marry her.
The accused is Abu Bakar Siddique, a constable posted in Rangpur.
Police said Bakar had long been in a relationship with the victim, 19.
On 13 August, he took the girl to a bamboo bush and raped her there after tying her legs and hands with the help of his friend Aminul, they added.
Hearing her screams, locals rescued the girl and took her to a hospital, but the rapist fled the scene, they also said.
The victim filed a case with Sadar police station on Thursday night.
In Khulna, a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an unknown youth at Tutpara Mahirbari Khalpara in the city on Friday morning.
The victim’s family said the child was playing in front of her house when the youth picked her up, took her to a lonely place and raped her.
Her mother said they were looking for the child and found her in an empty house while the rapist already fled.
The victim who was bleeding profusely informed the matter to her parents. She was later taken to Khulna Medical College Hospital.
Deputy commissioner of Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) Ehsan Shah said their special team had launched a drive to identify the rapist and arrest him.
In another incident, police arrested a private university student on Thursday night for raping a girl on the promise of marriage at Mujgunni in the city.
The arrestee is Sinjon Roy, 25, son of Prashanta Kumar Roy of Sonadanga area.
Mamtazul Haq, officer-in-charge of Sonadanga model police station, said Sinjon, an LLB student of North Western University, developed physical relations with the victim, a university student, with a false promise of marriage.
On Thursday night, the girl came to know that Sinjon was going to marry another girl.
When the girl went to meet Sinjon in Mujgunni area, he tried to abduct her.
Noticing the incident, locals informed police about it. Later, law enforcers rushed in and arrested Sinjon.
In Sylhet, a tenth grader girl was raped by a youth at Kurar Bazar in Beanibazar upazila on Thursday noon.
The victim’s elder sister said Mizan, 23, entered their house and raped her sister, 14, when she was alone there.
They found her bleeding and took her to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital for treatment.
Aboni Shankar Kar, officer-in-charge of Beanibazar police station, said legal action would be taken once they received a complaint.