A schoolgirl was allegedly raped at a birthday party at Mahishar union under Shariatpur’s Vedorganj upazila recently, with a video of the incident released on the internet.
Although the family of the victim has filed a case in this regard, they are worried about getting justice due to threats from the accused.
According to the victim, the accused are her classmates. They raped her at a birthday party and recorded the incident.
“They tried to abuse me sexually by showing that video to me. They uploaded the video online as I didn’t comply with their demands,” the victim said.
The accused are- Arpan Das, 19, son of Ashim Das and Durjoy Das, 19, son of Komal Das from Daspara village under Mahishar union and Mubdi Sarker, 18, son of Moktar Sarder from South Mahishar village.
All of them are students of Sajanpur Islamia High School.
According to the police, Durjoy and Mubdi took the victim to Arpan’s house telling her to attend a birthday party some months ago. There they raped her and recorded the crime in video format. The trio was using the video to take advantage of the girl. When they couldn’t succeed with their plans, they shared the video online.
The victim has been unable to go to her school since then due to fear of social vilification.
The victim filed a case against the three under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act and the Pornography Act on June 5. But police members are yet to arrest the accused. The victim’s family has said that they are receiving threats from the families of the accused as they are influential in the area.
Sub-inspector (SI) of Vedorganj police station and Investigation Officer (IO) of the case Rajib Sutradhar said that the victim’s family has filed a case over charges of rape and making the video viral.
“An investigation is going on and efforts are on to nab the culprits,” said the IO.