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12:00 AM, April 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:22 AM, April 21, 2019

Child Rape Across Country

Madrasa principal among three arrested

Three people were arrested in the last two days in separate cases filed for raping children in Rajbari, Lalmonirhat and Bagerhat.

A man was arrested yesterday for raping a 12-year-old girl in Baliakandi upazila of Rajbari.

The arrestee -- Chitta Ranjan Pramanik, 45, son of late Jagannath Pramanik in the same upazila -- is a farmer by profession, reports our correspondent in Faridpur.

The girl’s father said while his daughter was playing beside their house 10 days ago, Chitta lured her to a mahogany orchard and raped her.

He also said his daughter did not disclose the incident to her parents until on Friday, when Chitta approached her with the same motive.

Obaydul Haque, sub-inspector (SI) of Baliakandi Police Station, said police arrested Chitta after the victim’s father filed a case against him yesterday morning.

The court sent Chitta to jail after he was produced before it, said the SI.

In Lalmonirhat, police arrested a man on Friday night in a case, filed on Wednesday, for raping a fifth-grade girl student in Rangpur city on April 15, our correspondent in Dinajpur reports.

The arrestee -- Montu Roy, 32, of Dhapkamarpara area of Rangpur city -- had been on run since raping the child on April 15.

After police produced Montu before the court, it sent him to jail, said Altaf Hossain, assistant commissioner of the city police.

Family members of the girl said noticing that the girl’s father was the only person accompanying her on the day of the incident, Montu engaged her father to fetch grass for cattle from a field. Montu then went to the child’s house and raped her.

Montu fled the scene after her father and locals responded to her screams for help.

In Bagerhat, detective police on Friday night arrested the principal of a madrasa in Foyla area of Rampal upazila in a case filed over rape of a 10-year-old girl student of the madrasa, our Bagerhat correspondent reports. 

Meanwhile, our Moulvibazar correspondent reports, a court on Friday recorded confessional statements of two men under section 164 in a case filed for gangrape of a teenage girl in Kulaura upazila on April 15. 

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