Police yesterday arrested a man for allegedly raping his 13-year-old step-daughter in the capital’s Jatrabari area.
Sub-inspector (SI) Komol Baral of Jatrabari Police Station said they arrested the accused, an auto-rickshaw driver, at Matuali in Jarabari.
Yesterday around 5:00am, while the girl was sleeping, the accused went to his daughter’s room and allegedly raped her. The girl’s mother was working outside at the time, police said.
When the mother returned around 9:00am, the girl began crying and narrated the incident to her.
she then filed a case with the police station.
The victim told police that around a month ago, Lokman took another attempt to rape her but failed.
At that time, he sought pardon from his wife promising not to repeat such thing again.
The victim was sent to one-stop crisis centre at Dhaka Medical College Hospital for medical test.
Bilkis Begum, coordinator at the centre, said the girl was traumatized.