A man was held for allegedly raping his daughter in Bogura early yesterday.
The incident occurred around 4:00am. The accused, 50, works in a restaurant in the district, police said.
The 17-year old daughter told The Daily Star that her father divorced her mother when she was a child.
“I got married four years ago but on January 3, my husband divorced me. After that, I went to stay in my father’s house.
“In my father’s house, there is only one bed, which we had to share. Around 4:00am (on Wednesday), I suddenly woke up to see my father naked, trying to rape me.”
The next morning, she shared the incident with her neighbours, who informed the police.
SM Baddiuzzaman, officer-in-charge of Bogura Sadar police station, said the girl’s neighbours informed them about the incident and they immediately went to the spot. “The girl then narrated the incident to us herself.”
He added that the father was detained around 9:30pm from Naruli area of the district yesterday and the girl filed a rape case against her father around 12:00am today.
“We will send the victim to hospital and the father to court tomorrow morning,” the OC said.