A student of a government college in Chattogram city has filed a case against her brother-in-law and sister on charge of rape, blackmail and forceful abortion.
The victim hails from Sandwip upazila, and she filed the case on March 28 with Sandwip Police Station. Police sent her to Chattogram Medical College Hospital's one-stop crisis centre for medical tests.
There are three accused in the case -- Md Atikur Rahman (50), his wife Kamrun Nahar (38), and the director of a private hospital in the city's Golpahar area.
According to the case statement obtained by this correspondent, the victim said that since 2011, she had been staying with her sister Kamrun Nahar and brother-in-law Md Atikur Rahman in the city because she went to school there.
As her parents were unable to afford education in the city, she was dependent on her sister and brother-in-law to continue her studies.
Quoting the case statement, Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Bashir Uddin Khan of Sandwip police the station told this correspondent, "Atikur first raped the girl at their residence in 2011, when she was 16 years old. Since then, he has raped her many times, threatening to withdraw support for her education if she didn't comply."
The case statement also mentions that Kamrun and Atikul took the girl to a private hospital in 2011 and forced her to abort a fetus.
"A few days ago, the girl got married to an expatriate and moved out. But her brother-in-law Atikur began threatening her over phone and tried to force her to visit their home in Halishahar again," said the OC, quoting the case statement.
"Unable to bear the torture anymore, the victim disclosed the matter to her husband, and then filed a case with the police station," said OC Md Bashir.
"We will take necessary steps after investigation," added the OC.