10-year-old girl raped in Pabna
A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her co-villager in Bera municipality of Pabna on Tuesday evening.
Police arrested the accused, Aminul Islam, 32, at night. He was sent to jail when police produced him before a Pabna court yesterday.
The victim, of Teghari village, is a class-III student at Hatigara Government Primary School. She is undergoing treatment at Pabna Medical College Hospital.
Aminul, of the same village, took the girl to his house and raped her there after Maghrib prayers when everybody was busy distributing sweets and homemade food on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat, said the victim's mother while talking to journalists at Pabna Medical College Hospital yesterday.
When her daughter was returning home from a mosque with sweets and homemade food, Aminul asked her to go to his house and raped her in absence of his family members, the mother said.
When her daughter reached home, she was bleeding heavily. They then took her to Bera Upazila Health Complex and doctors referred her to Pabna Medical College Hospital for better treatment, the mother added.
Hospital sources said the girl was seriously injured and she had to undergo surgery. The victim was out of danger, but she was in trauma, they added.
Mozaffar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Bera Police Station, said police arrested Aminul in his house on Tuesday night.
“In primary interrogation, the arrestee confessed to the crime,” the OC said, adding that victim's father filed a case against Aminul yesterday.
The villagers are demanding punishment of the culprit.