Shariatpur, July 20 (UNB)— A man was arrested from the Sadar upazila on Saturday noon in a case field over the rape of a grade VII madrasa girl.
Police identified the arrestee as van driver Delwar Chipai, 37, son of Ismail Chapai of Dakshin Mahamudpur village in the upazila.
The 14-year-old victim said the incident took place on May 28. She said she had gone to take a bath at a neighbour’s tube-well during rain. The tube-well was tin-fenced and the house was empty at that time.
Delwar took advantage of the situation and raped her. He also threatened to kill the girl if she disclosed the matter.
The victim was hospitalised on July 16 after she fell sick. “Doctors said I was two months pregnant,” she said.
Her father said he had filed a case against Delwar and demanded exemplary punishment.
Md Aslam Uddin, officer-in-charge of Palang Model Police Station, said they have arrested the accused and sent the girl for medical tests.
Munshiganj, July 20 (UNB)— Two separate cases were filed at Sreenagar Police Station on Friday and Saturday over the rapes of two teenage girls in the upazila.
In Baghra union, a 14-year-old girl was raped by Mamun, 42, at Talukdarbari on Wednesday. Locals said the girl works as a domestic help. She went to bring papaya from the orchard when Mamun took her to a nearby bush and raped her.
Locals rescued her hearing her screams but Mamun fled.
Later, the victim’s mother filed a case with police on Friday.
In Kukutia union, 50-year-old Azizul Sheikh of Nagarvag area raped a 15-year-old girl repeatedly on false promise of marriage.
He last raped the girl on July 11. Since then, the victim has been asking him to marry her but he was dawdling.
Later, the victim’s brother filed a case at the police station.
Md Ali Yunus, officer-in-charge of Sreenagar Police Station, said they are trying to arrest the accused.
Faridpur, July 20 (UNB) – Vast swathes of farmland were submerged in three upazilas of the district as the Padma River continued to swell on Saturday.
The river rose 12cm in the last 24 hours in the morning, said a water reader of the Goalanda point. Padma was flowing 66cm above the danger level at 6am.
Alam Sarkar, a farmer of North Channel area, said the flood had destroyed his livelihood. “My Aush and Aman paddy fields have been inundated before I could harvest,” he lamented.
Thousands of farmers like Alam are now staring at a bleak future.
Faridpur Agriculture Extension Department sources said 2,846 hectares of Aman and 1,098 hectares of Aush, and 124 hectares of vegetable field had gone under water in three unions of the Sadar upazila alone.
Hundreds of banana orchards were also inundated.
Roksana Rahman, Additional Deputy Commissioner, said they will make a list of affected farmers and rehabilitate them after flood. “There’s an instruction from government in this regard,” she said.