A crime beyond comprehension

Private tutor strangles third-grader for resisting rape attempt in Rangamati; mother of three, 10-year-old girl raped
Third-grader killed in Rangamati
A private tutor allegedly kills a class three student after failed attempt to rape her in Rangamati’s Kaptai upazila on Saturday, February 2, 2019. In this photo, the arrested teacher Baching Mong Marma is taken to Chandraghona Police Station on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Photo: Collected

A 10-year-old girl was strangled to death as she resisted a rape attempt by her tutor at Kaptai upazila in Rangamati on Saturday.

Police found the accused Aung Baching Mong Marma, 40, when he was trying to dump the body in a nearby jungle, said Muhammad Ashraf Uddin, officer-in-charge of Chandraghona Police Station.

Police sent the body to Rangamati General Hospital morgue for autopsy and filed a case against Aung, he added.

Aung attempted to rape the girl around 10:00am at his home when she went there for tuition. As she resisted and started screaming, he strangled the girl, said the OC, quoting the victim's family members.

The accused admitted his crime during primary questioning in custody, said police.

The victim's father informed the law enforcers after her daughter did not return home Saturday night.

Meanwhile, a mother of three was allegedly raped by a man near her home in Bogura's Sherpur upazila early Saturday.

The accused is Md Fotik, 40, a coworker and neighbour of the victim.

A written complaint was sent to Sherpur Police Station after the incident but police neither filed a case nor arrested the accused, alleged the victim's family.

Asked, Humayan Kabir, officer-in-charge of the police station, said they would file a case after primary investigation.

According to the complaint, the 24-year-old victim, a worker of an auto rice mill, went to a toilet adjacent to her home around 1:00am. On the way back, Fotik swooped up on her and tied her mouth with a towel. She was then raped at knifepoint.

A local arbitration tried to mutually reconcile the matter for Tk 30,000.

Elsewhere, another 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two youths in Charshivrampur area in Rajbari's Sadar upazila Friday afternoon.

The duo -- Milon Mollah and Rezaul -- took the girl to a nearby paddy field and raped her when she went out of her home to collect grass for domestic cattle, alleged the victim's father.

The father filed a case with Rajbari Sadar Police Station against the two, said Mohammad Abdulah Al Tayabir, sub-inspector of the police station, adding that the victim was undergoing treatment at Rajbari General Hospital.

Police arrested Milon early yesterday.

[Our Rangamati, Bogura and Faridpur correspondents contributed to this report]