Police arrested two young men early yesterday on charges of gangraping a schoolgirl in Pirojpur's Mathbaria upazila.
Madrasa student Ariful Islam, 20, of Jariperchar village and school student Nayon Mollah, 19, of Badurtali village, admitted to police that they raped the schoolgirl.
The girl, a class-X student, was walking home around 9:30pm on Sunday when the duo stopped her near Kallakata Bridge and forced her into a nearby house and gangraped her, said Masuduzzaman, officer-in-charge of Mathbaria Police Station.
As the girl hadn't returned home on time, her father called the police a few hours later. Around 3:00am yesterday, police rescued the girl from the house and arrested the men.
Her father filed a case against the two later, said the OC, adding that the accused were sent to jail and the girl was sent to a hospital.
In Joypurhat's Kalai on Sunday night, a 15-year-old boy was arrested on charge of raping a six-year-old girl of his neighbourhood.
Police said the girl was playing near her home Saturday afternoon when the boy took her to a nearby bush after offering her some candies and raped her.
When the girl returned home, her mother noticed that she was bleeding and took her to a hospital, said Abdul Maleque, inspector of Kalai Police Station.
Her father filed a case accusing the boy the next day. Police arrested him later.
Our Dinajpur and Pirojpur correspondents contributed to the story.