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4 girls sexually assaulted, 2 men held in Barguna, Sylhet

4 girls sexually assaulted, 2 men held in Barguna, Sylhet

Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) – Two schoolgirls have reportedly been raped in Satkhira and Shariatpur districts while two people, including a teacher, were arrested in Barguna and Sylhet for repeatedly violating two other girls.

In Satkhira, a nine-year-old girl was raped by a neighbour at Gobindakati village in Sadar upazila on Saturday.

Accused Saju Sardar, 22, son of Alamgir Hossain of the village, went into hiding soon after the incident.

Victim’s family said it was raining in the morning when all the family members were busy in the kitchen.

Saju took the girl to a nearby school in the name of giving her food and violated her there.

The girl was bleeding profusely when she returned home and disclosed the matter to her mother.

Later, she was taken to Sadar Hospital for treatment, they added.

Mustafuzur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said legal action will be taken after receiving complaint in this connection.

In Shariatpur, a sixth grader was raped by a miscreant at Chatiani in Damudya upazila on July 30 last.

Police went to the spot on Saturday to investigate the matter after a case was filed in this regard.

The alleged rapist, Momin Bepary, son of Joynal Bepary of Chardhankati village in the upazila, had been on the run since the incident.

Victim’s mother filed the case with a court here against Momin and his cousin Abu Bepary which was recorded at Damudya Police Station on August 7.

According to the case statement, the 15-year-old girl, a student of Koneshwar SC Edward Institution, was raped by Momin while she was going to school.

He took her to the house of Hasan Bepary at Chardhankathi village blindfolded by a boat and violated her.

The local influential took Tk 7,000 from the victim’s family in the name of lodging a case but they did not file any case, alleged the victim’s father.

Imarat Hossain, officer-in-charge of Damudya Police Station, said the girl was sent to Sadar Hospital for medical test and they were trying to arrest the accused.

In Barguna, police arrested a schoolteacher from Chowrasta of Amtali upazila on Saturday morning for repeatedly raping a student whereby she became pregnant.

The arrestee was identified as Jahirul Islam, a teacher of Dakshin Kathalia Tazem Ali Secondary School.

Locals said Jahirul violated the girl, who used to take tuition from him, several times from December last threatening not to give her pass mark in examinations. Following the repeated rape, the victim became pregnant.

He also took the girl to a Patuakhali hospital and made her have an abortion.

As the matter came to the fore, locals on June 30 last formed a human chain on the school premises demanding his arrest. However, he went into hiding.

The victim’s grandfather filed a case with Amtali Police Station in this connection on July 1.

Md Abul Bashar, officer-in-charge of the police station, said a team of police conducted a drive at Chowrasta and arrested Jahirul around 10am.

Later, he was produced before the Judicial Magistrate Court which sent him to jail, the OC said.

In Sylhet, police arrested a youth for repeatedly raping a teenage girl after confining her to a house in Jaintapur upazila.

The arrestee is Rezwan Miah, 25, son of Ahmed Ali of Shukoinpur in the upazila.

A team of police picked him up from Balipara around 3pm.

Three months after the incident, the victim on July 17 filed a case against Rezwan.

According to the case statement, Rezwan took the girl, his distant relative, to a house at a nearby village and raped her repeatedly keeping her confined to it four months ago.

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