Dhaka, Oct 16 (UNB) – Law enforcers have arrested six people in Dhaka, Gaibandha, Panchagarh and Sylhet districts over the rape of two minor girls, gang-rape of another one at the suicide of a girl after gang-rape.
In Dhaka, police arrested two boys and a girl on Tuesday night over the reported gang-rape of a teenage girl in the city’s Kamrangirchar area.
The arrestees are Sajib, Minto and their cohort Barsha. They are aged 16-19, police said.
Inspector (Investigation) of Kamrangirchar Police Station Md Mostafa Anwar said Barsha, one of victim’s friends, took her to a house at Nabinagar of Kamrangirchar on the night of October 11 where several boys, including Sajib and Minto, raped her in turns.
The victim filed a case on Tuesday, he said.
Police arrested the trio conducting a drive on Tuesday night, the Inspector said, adding that police were looking for another suspect.
The victim was sent to the one-stop crisis centre (OCC) at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Wednesday noon, Mostafa said.
In Gaibandha, police arrested a youth over the rape of a four-year-old girl at Chatrogachha village in Sadullapur upazila early Wednesday.
The suspect was identified as Arif Mia, 26, son of Mannan Dakua of the village.
Masudur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadullapur Police Station, said Arif lured the girl to an abandoned house with the promise of giving her biscuits on Tuesday evening and raped her.
Locals rushed to the site hearing the girl’s scream and took her to a hospital. Arif fled the scene. The victim’s father filed a case that night.
Panchagarh police arrested another person on charge of raping a four-year-old girl at Chilahati in Debiganj upazila on Tuesday afternoon.
The arrestee was identified as Ohidul Islam, 50, of the area.
According to the case statement, neighbour Ohidul called the girl while she was playing with another child on Tuesday. Then he took her to his house and raped her.
Hearing her screaming, locals caught the rapist and handed him over to police while the girl was taken to upazila health complex for treatment.
Victim’s uncle filed a case with Debiganj Police Station in this connection on Tuesday night, said Rabiul Hasan, officer-in-charge of the police station.
Meanwhile, the Ohidul was sent to jail through a court on Wednesday morning, the OC added.
In Sylhet, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a young man on Tuesday night in a case filed over the suicide of a girl Laltek village in Bishwanath upazila after gang-rape.
The arrestee was identified as Jahed, 22, son of late Motosir Ali of Tetli Cheragi village in Dakkhin Surma upazila.
The case was filed against four rapists on Monday after a suicide note was found in the victim’s vanity bag.
On October 10, the gang-rape victim hanged herself at home. Police recovered the body and it was buried at her family graveyard after autopsy.
According to family sources, on October 6, the victim went to visit her elder sister at Cheragi village in Dakkhin Surma upazila. She returned home on October 10 and committed suicide.
According to the suicide note, when the victim went out at night to respond to the call of nature, the rapists picked her up and took her to another place and violated her in turns.
The victim identified two of the rapists and wrote their names in her suicide note, said her mother.