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12:00 AM, May 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 20, 2019

Rape of 8th Grader: Court sends youth to Jail

A Netrakona court on Saturday sent a youth to jail after he was produced before it in a case filed against him for raping a 14-year-old physically challenged girl in Kalmakanda upazila of Netrakona.

Police arrested the youth, Akbar Ali, 23, on Friday, said Mazharul Karim, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kalmakanda Police Station.  

Mother of the girl, now pregnant, filed the case against Akbar with the police station on Thursday night, he said.

The OC, quoting the case statement, said the eighth grader girl, with a birth defect in her right leg, met Akbar several months ago during a visit to her relative’s house in the same upazila.

Akbar later took the underaged girl, whose father is a day labourer, to different places and raped her. Her parents came to learn that their daughter was three months pregnant after her mother took notice of physical changes in her daughter and had her tested at a clinic. Soon after the discovery, the teenager disclosed the incidents of rape to her parents.

The girl would be taken to Netrakona General Hospital for necessary tests today (Sunday) and afterwards she would be taken to the court for recording her statement, the OC added.

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