Madrasa girl ‘gang-raped’ for not withdrawing rape-attempt case

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Prothom Alo illustrationBeing furious after their repeated threats to withdraw a rape-attempt case went unheeded, miscreants have gang-raped a madrasa girl abducting her from her residence in Chuadanga’s Alamdanga upazila.

Police arrested the main accused, Laltu, 35, son of Joynal of Notidanga village, on Sunday after the victim's mother filed a fresh case against him and two others.
The other accused are Shariful Islam, 40, son of Sobha Ghorami, and Raju, 30, son of Milon of the village.

The victim, a Class-VI student of a local madrasa, was sent to Sadar hospital for medical test, said police.

Officer-in-charge of Alamdanga police station Asaduzzaman Munshi said the victim's mother filed a case against the accused barely a month back as they tried to violate the victim. The hearing in the case was supposed to be held on Sunday.

Since filing of the case, the trio had been pressurising the victim's family to withdraw the case threatening of dire consequences, including gang-rape, but to no avail.

Laltu, Raju and Shariful broke into the victim's house around 12:30am on Sunday and tied up her parents.

Later, they took the girl to a bamboo bush on the bank of the Mathabhanga River where they violated her one after another, said the victim's father.

With the help of locals, they rescued her in the morning, he said.

Meanwhile, police have arrested a youth who raped a nine-year-old girl at Gobindakati village in Sadar upazila of Satkhira on Saturday.

The arrestee is Saju Sardar, 22, son of Alamgir Hossain of the village.

Locals caught him from Gobindakati village on Saturday night and handed him over police, said Mustafuzur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station.

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