Following an order on Sunday by a Jashore court, DNA test of 10-year-old rape victim and her newborn was conducted in Dhaka on Tuesday.
The girl from Jashore’s Monirampur upazila gave birth to a baby recently.
She became pregnant while working as a maid at the house of Golam Kibria, assistant officer of Rural Poverty Alleviation Foundation, an NGO in the upazila.
The court ordered the DNA test to ascertain paternity of the newborn.
On Monday night, Sub-Inspector Somen Das of Monirampur Police Station escorted the girl and her child from Manirampur to Dhaka. They returned to Manirampur yesterday.
The accused, Golam Kibria, was arrested on September 5, a day after the girl’s father filed a case with the police station, said Sub-inspector Rafiqul Islam, investigation officer of the case.
The next day, the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court of Monirampur sent him to jail after police produced him before it, he said, adding that Kibria’s DNA test has already been completed upon an earlier order of the court.
The court ordered DNA test of Kibria as he denied the rape charge brought against him.