60-yr-old held for rape of minor
Police yesterday arrested Md Abdus Sattar, 60, for raping a 10-year-old in Gaibandha's Sadar upazila.
On Tuesday, Sattar allegedly took the child to his house and raped her. The girl's relatives rescued her after the incident and her uncle filed a case with Sadar police station yesterday noon.
Speaking to The Daily Star, her uncle said, "This is boro harvesting season and every one was busy with the harvesting work... Yesterday, my niece was playing on the road adjacent of the accused's home. When we were working, he forced my niece to his house and raped."
During that time, the child tried to shout, hearing the muffled sounds, her aunt went the spot but the door was looked from inside. When she knocked, Sattar hit her and manage to flee the spot, the uncle said, adding, "After the incident, I went to the Sadar Police Station with my niece filed a rape case. During that time villagers caught the accused and informed police, who then went to the spot and arrested him."
Khan Mohammad Shahriar, officer-in-charge of the Sadar Police Station said, "We have sent the accused to the court today [yesterday]."
The victim is now undergoing treatment at the Gaibandha Sadar Upazila Heath Complex, he said.