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12:00 AM, October 19, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:42 AM, October 19, 2020

Two sent to jail for rape

2 more held over harassing minor girls

A Netrokona court on Saturday sent two persons to jail on charges of gang-raping a woman and two others were arrested on charge of raping and sexually harassing minor girls in two districts.

The accused in Netrokona are Lalon, 25, a truck driver, and Noor Nabi, 25, a rickshaw puller.

Police said the victim, mother of a seven-year-old boy, had been staying at Purbadhala Upazila Health Complex in Netrokona with her grandfather who was undergoing treatment there.

The woman was familiar to Lalon previously. On October 16 night, Lalon called her over phone and asked her to come out of the hospital.

In response, the woman met her around 8:00pm. Then, Lalon offered some fruit for her ailing grandfather. Then, the woman sought some financial help from Lalon for her grandfather's treatment.

Lalon agreed and introduced her with one of his cohort Noor Nabi. Then, Lalon asked her to go to Noor Nabi's residence at Dhigajaan village in the same upazila to get the money.

The girl agreed and went there. Then, Lalon and Noor Nabi kept her confined at the residence and gang-raped her multiple times.

After being freed around 11.00pm, the girl went to police station and filed complaint. Then, police raided the area and arrested the duo on early hours of Saturday.

Later on the same afternoon, they were produced before a court that sent them to jail. The girl was undergoing treatment at a hospital, said Tawhidur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Purbadhala Police Station.

In Mymensingh, Rab on Saturday arrested a man from Garurhat area of Gafargaon upazila on charge of raping a minor girl.

The arrestee is Selim Mia, 45, a grocery shop owner in Bhoraduba area of Bhaluka.

The accused raped four-and-half-year-old girl on October 11 noon, said Samir Sarker, senior assistant superintendent of police (currently working with Rab-14), at a press briefing.

Two days later, the victim's father lodged a case with Bhaluka Police Station. Then, Rab arrested the accused, he added.

In Dinajpur, police arrested a man for sexually harassing three minor girls in Nawabganj upazila yesterday.

The arrested person was Golzar Mia, 50, of Khalippur Soinik Para in the upazila.

Police said the victims, who are aged between 7 and 9, were familiar to Golzar as all of them live in a same village.

On Sunday afternoon, he took the girls to a secluded place luring them to give chocolate. Then, he started sexually harassing the girls.

Locals noticed the incident and caught him red-handed and handed him to police.

Later, the father of a victim filed a case, said Ashok Kumar Chauhan, officer-in-charge of Nawabganj Police Station.

[Our correspondents from Mymensingh and Dinajpur contributed to this report]


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