Four girls raped in four districts past week

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 23:14, Apr 18, 2019 | Updated : 23:16, Apr 18, 2019

Representational ImageMore unreported incidents of rapes are being brought to public attention. In the past week, four underage girls were reportedly raped in four districts.
In Narsingdi, a ten-year-old was reportedly raped by a neighbour in Belabo Upazila, on Tuesday.
Belabo police station OC, Fakhruddin Bhuiya said: “The girl’s grandmother filed a case against their 45-year-old neighbour Mojibor, under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act, on Wednesday night.
“We immediately conducted a drive to arrest the accused but he fled town.”
“The girl has undergone necessary medical tests at Narsingdi Sadar Hospital, on Thursday.”
According to the case statement, Mojibor lured the naive child to a nearby deserted field and raped her. After that he threatened her to keep silent and fled town.
In the port area of Narayanganj, a differently-abled 16-year-old girl was reportedly raped on Wednesday.
Narayanganj port police station OC, Md Rafiqul Islam said: “The girl’s mother filed a case under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act, on Thursday.”
“Police tried to arrest the accused but he had already fled town. The violated girl was sent to Narayanganj Victoria Hospital for medical tests.”
According to the case statement, a local named Jamal, 32, lured the unsuspecting girl to an abandoned apartment, and raped her.
In Senbag upazila, Noakhali, a fourth-grader was reportedly raped by a 65-year-old man, on Monday.
Senbag police Inspector, Abdul Ali Patwari said: “The girl’s father filed a case under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act, on Wednesday.”
“The accused Abdul Bashar is currently on the run but we are trying to arrest him.”
According to the case statement, while the girl was playing outside with her friends, Abul Bashir, a neighborhood man, lured her with promise of snacks to his residence, and raped her, around 5pm on Monday.
Headmaster accused of attempt to rape in Kurigram
Ramprasad Government Primary School headmaster has reportedly, sexually harassed and attempted to rape a fifth-grader in Fulbari Upazila of Kurigram.
The girl’s father filed a written complaint, with the upazila nirbahi officer (UNO), against the headmaster, Khalekuzzaman.
According to the complaint, on Sunday, during a school picnic, the headmaster lured the girl to a deserted place and attempted to rape her.
UNO Masuma Arefin and Upazila Education Officer, Akhtarul Islam acknowledged the matter and said: “The accused has multiple complaints against him. A probe committee has been formed, and will soon begin its investigation.”
Khalekuzzaman denied the allegation and said: “Some locals are conspiring against me by raising false accusations.”
A 17-year-old teenager, of Pakistani origin, was reportedly abducted and raped in Gopalpur Upazila, Tangail, on Tuesday.
The girl’s mother filed a case against three individuals, under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act, Wednesday night.
Police in this connection arrested the mother of the alleged rapist, Al Amin.
According to case statement, the girl, a resident of New Karachi, came to Bangladesh on vacation with her mother to visit relatives living in the upazila. Local rowdy youths used to tease the girl, and on Tuesday, abducted her from her uncle’s house. They took her to an abandoned apartment and raped her.
Gopalpur police station OC, Hasan Al Mamun said: “We rescued the girl from an abandoned apartment on Thursday morning, and sent her to Tangail General Hospital for medical tests.”
Police are trying to arrest the remaining suspects, he added.
Bangla Tribune Correspondents form Narsingdi, Narayanganj, Noakhali, and Kurigram added inputs to the story.