Gazipur, Mar 5 (UNB) - Police on Tuesday arrested a young rickshaw-puller for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl in the city’s Purbail area on Monday.
The arrestee was identified as rickshaw-puller Faruk, son of Abdul Zabbar of Fulbari in Dinajpur district.
Police said Faruk had been staying at a rented house in the area where the minor girl was also living with her parents on the same premises.
They said the girl was alone at their home when her parents, both assistants to a local mason, went out for work in the morning.
At noon, Faruk allured the girl out of their home and took her to the first floor of a nearby two-storey building in the area and violated her there.
Hearing her screams, locals rushed in and took the victim to Shaheed Tazuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital.
Faruk, however, managed to flee the scene.
Later, police arrested Faruk from Mirpur area in the capital, a day after the victim’s mother filed a case with Pubail Police Station, said Nazmul Haque Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of the police station.
Dhaka, Mar 5 (UNB) – Candidates contesting the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) polls are busy trying to woo voters.
The election, being held after 28 years, is scheduled for March 11.
Candidates from various student organisations, alliances and independent forums are distributing leaflets and seeking votes.
According to the final list published on Sunday, 229 candidates are vying for 25 posts. The final candidates’ list is available at ducsu.du.ac.bd.
Ruling Awami League student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders and activists are going from one end of the campus to the other seeking support for their panel.
BCL central General Secretary Golam Rabbani, vying for Ducsu general secretary (GS), campaigned at Madhur canteen, central library, social science chattar and Aparajeo Bangla. He was joined by the student front’s DU unit General Secretary Saddam Hussain, contesting for assistant general secretary.
Rabbani said they are getting good response from the students.
Meanwhile, BNP student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), left leaning students’ bodies and Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Council also kicked off their campaigns.
“We are hopeful that general students will support us,” said Mostafizur Rahman, VP post aspirant from JCD panel.