A teenage girl was gang-raped in Noakhali on Thursday and a man was arrested yesterday on charges of raping another minor girl in Tangail.
The 14-year-old girl in Noakhali's Sonaimuri upazila was returning home from a nearby shop around 3:00pm when Abdur Rob, 23, and Rifat Hossain, 28, intercepted her, said police.
They then took the girl to a nearby abandoned place and raped her. Another youth named Salauddin acted as a guard at that time, the law enforcers added.
Hours later, they released her after threatening her with dire consequences if she disclosed the incident with anyone.
Returning home, the victim shared her experience with family members.
Later, on the same night, the victim's father filed a case against the trio with Sonaimuri Police Station.
The victim was produced before a court yesterday where a judicial magistrate recorded her statement.
She was then sent to the hospital for medical tests. Police were trying to arrest the accused, said Gias Uddin, officer-in-charge of Sonaimuri Police Station.
In Tangail, police yesterday arrested a man on charges of raping a neighbouring minor girl in Kalihati upazila.
The arrestee is Nosu Mondol, 65, of the same upazila.
Quoting the victim's family members, police said the five-year-old girl was playing near a local mosque on Thursday afternoon with other children.
At one stage, other children went to their homes leaving the girl alone there. Taking the chance, Nosu called the girl, then took her to his room and raped her.
Returning home, the girl shared her experience with her family members and became sick. Around 10:00pm on the same night, the girl was admitted to a local hospital.
The victim's family filed a case against Nosu with Kalihati Police Station yesterday morning.
Following the case, police arrested Nosu yesterday noon, said Saogatul Alam, officer-in-charge of Kalihati Police Station.
Our Noakhali and Tangail correspondents contributed to this report