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Man accused of raping 6 schoolgirls

Case filed; police say they’re hunting for him

A man in Jashore’s Sadar upazila has been accused of raping six students of a government primary school in the last two months, luring them with snacks.

The president of the school’s governing body filed a case against Aminur Rahman with Jashore Kotwali Model Police Station on Wednesday, said Apurba Hasan, officer-in-charge of the police station.

The incident came into limelight after three of the six students were absent for an exam on April 28. When the school authorities asked them for the reason of their absence, the students said that they were raped between April 24 and April 27 by Aminur, said the school’s principal.

According to locals, Aminur is involved in many criminal activities in his area including theft, mugging, and extortion.

He went into hiding after the incident caused outrage among locals, said the OC, adding that police were trying to arrest the accused.

The victims were sent to Jashore Sadar Hospital for medical tests.

Meanwhile in Natore’s Sadar upazila, another man was accused of raping a primary school student.

The victim’s family filed a case against Shahjahan Ali, 40, on Wednesday after they found out that the girl, a fifth grader, was two-month pregnant on April 27.

According to the victim’s family, Shahjahan, a friend of the victim’s father, raped the girl on February 22 and was caught red-handed by the victim’s grandmother. But both the victim and the witness decided to hold back.

Shahjahan threatened the victim’s family of dire consequences if they shared the incident with anybody. He also tried pressurising them to marry off the girl with him, the victim’s family alleged.

Abul Hasnat, additional superintendent of Natore Sadar police, said they were trying to arrest the accused as soon as possible.

In Sherpur’s Sreebordi upazila, a battery-run auto-rickshaw driver has been accused of raping an eighth grader of a local madrasa.

A case was filed against Ujjal Mia, 40, with Sreebordi Police Station on Wednesday, Mohammad Ruhul Amin, officer-in-charge of the police station, said.

According to the victim, she was going to her elder sister’s place in Ujjal’s auto-rickshaw. When they reached there, Ujjal tied her up and raped her inside her sister’s home which was empty at that time.

The girl was taken to Sreebordi Upazila Health Complex after the incident.

Ujjal went into hiding, the OC said, adding that police were trying to arrest him.

Meanwhile, a Chattogram court yesterday sent a man to jail on charges of raping a girl.

The accused Kaikobad, 22, student of Chattogram University, also a performer of Indian comedy reality show Mirakkel, was arrested by police on the campus premises on Wednesday and placed before a court.

The victim filed a case against Kaikobad with Hathazari Police Station on April 30, Shamim Sheikh, officer-in-charge of the police station, said.

The victim also accused Kaikobad of physically torturing her.

Our Benapole, Natore, Sherpur and CU correspondents contributed to the article

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