Abducted schoolgirl yet to be rescued
A schoolgirl still remains untraced 21 days after she was abducted from Barakhata village in Hatibandha upazila under the district.
The girl, 13, daughter of Nazir Hossain, is a student of Class VII at Barakhata Girls' High School.
Police said the girl was abducted on July 5 while she was returning home from her tutor's house about half a kilometre away.
The victim's father lodged an abduction case accusing Aminur Rahman, 22, son of Azizar Rahman of Bawra village in Patgram upazila and three others with Hatibandha Police Station.
Hatibandha Shishu and Jubo Forum President Aliur Rahman said as police did not rescue the victim and arrest any of the culprits 21 days into the incident, they submitted a memorandum to Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Syed Enamul Kabir demanding rescue of the girl. “We sought help from the UNO to rescue the girl and he assured us of taking prompt action in this regard,” Aliur added.
Officer-in-Charge Rezaul Karim said they are trying to rescue the girl and arrest the accused, adding that the accused went into hiding after the incident.