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12:00 AM, August 16, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:45 AM, August 16, 2020

Pregnant woman, teen raped

A teenage girl was allegedly gang-raped by a group of miscreants on Thursday in Dinajpur, while police on Friday arrested a youth allegedly for raping a pregnant woman.

The victim of Dinajpur is a 17-year-old and a tenth grader of a local high school in the district town.

Police arrested four persons in connection with the incident.

The arrestees are Shanto Kumar, 20, of Sweeper Colony in Balubari area of Dinajpur town; Bulbul Islam, 18, of Umarpail Balubari area; Sazu Mia, 18, and Pata Sarkar 18, of Mission Road area of Dinajpur town.

Police said the victim and the accused were friends. The victim along with Pata, Shanto and Sazu went to visit Laxmitola area, around 14-kilometer away from the district town, on Thursday afternoon.

While returning around 8:00pm, they stopped at one of Sazu's relatives' house at Kawgaon village in Sadar upazila. Then several youths gang-raped the girl.

Pata Sarkar acted as cohorts of the rapists, said Bazlur Rashid, inspector (investigation) of Dinajpur Sadar Police Station.

Later, they let the girl go home and threatened to face dire consequences if she disclosed the matter.

After returning home, the girl shared the incident with her mother, who instantly filed a case. Later on the same night, police arrested four persons. The rest one is on the run.

Earlier on August 10, a college girl was raped at a forest in Nawabganj upazila of Dinajpur, when she went there to visit with her classmates.

In Gazipur, police on Friday night arrested a youth from Mawna Uttarpara area in Sreepur upazila on charge of raping a pregnant woman and filming the rape scene.

The accused is Uzzal Miah, 32, of Nayonkandi village in Manikganj Sadar upazila.

Uzzal used to live at a rented house in Mawna Uttarpara area in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur and is an electrician by profession.

The victim woman also lives at the same house and the accused Uzzal used to work as an assistant to the victim's husband.

On July 7, the victim was staying at her residence alone. Taking the chance, Uzzal forcibly entered into her room, raped her and filmed the rape scene.

Later, Uzzal raped her for multiple times blackmailing her to send the video to her husband.

At one stage, the woman shared the incident to her husband, who later shared the incident with the house owner and another one local influential person.

They assured the victim to settle the incident through social arbitration. But they worked against the victim.

Few days later, they kept victim's husband hostage and took deposition from the victim that the rape incident was false. Later, the house owner drove out the couple from his house.

Later on Friday night, a case was filed case in this connection. Following the case, police arrested Uzzal. The house owner and another accused is on the run, said Prodip Chandra Saha, sub-inspector of Sreepur Police Station.

Our correspondents from Dinajpur and Gazipur contributed to this report

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