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07:20 PM, February 27, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:23 PM, February 27, 2021

UP member in Jashore allegedly threatened victim’s family to withdraw rape case

A man yesterday allegedly raped a school student at a village in Sadar upazila of Jashore.

The victim's mother today filed a case against the accused, but a local UP member -- a relative of the accused rapist -- has threatened to kill the victim if the case is not withdrawn, family members claim.

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The accused rapist entered the victim's house last night as her parents were not home. He then raped the girl, threatening her with a locally-made weapon, said the victim's mother.

Locals heard the girl screaming and came to her rescue but the accused managed to flee.

The family now feels unsafe after the threat and has sought attention of the administration for security and a fair trial, reports our Benapole correspondent.

"The accused's house was raided but he was not there. We are trying to locate his whereabouts at the moment," said Sub-inspector Sukumar Kundu, investigating officer of the case.

 

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