Girl found at roadside had been raped
Doctors have confirmed that the college girl found in a critical condition beside a road in the capital's Mirpur-1 on Friday had been raped.
She underwent a medical test at the One Stop Crisis Centre of Dhaka Medical College Hospital yesterday.
“We have found primary evidence of rape. She was brutally tortured,” Dr Bilkis Begum, coordinator of the centre, said, adding that the girl, 17, was not speaking much as she was still traumatised.
No case was filed over the incident till last night.
Contacted, Farukul Alam, inspector (investigation) of Darussalam Police Station, said they were waiting for the girl to speak up. “We'll definitely take action.”
Lured by a fake promise of marriage, the victim, a first-year college student in Tangail, was brought to the capital on Thursday. Later, she ended up being robbed and raped, said police.
She was bleeding when she was rescued around 8:30pm on Friday, said locals who took her to the hospital.
Quoting the victim, Dr Bilkis said the girl began a relationship with a youth, who introduced himself as one Sajib, over the phone two months ago.
As the youth promised to marry her, the girl went to Gazipur with Tk 30,000 and some gold ornaments she had stolen from her home. However, the youth took away the money and ornaments from her and fled leaving her in Mirpur.
There, she met another youth, who took her to a hotel and raped her, Dr Bilkis said, adding, the victim, who was in shock, could only say the name of the youth -- Shakil.
Meanwhile, police recovered the body of a six-year-old girl from a house in Jatrabari's Matuail area on Sunday evening.
Police suspect the girl, Jakia Akter, was raped and strangled.
Tofael Ahmed, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Jatrabari Police Station, said she had gone missing after she went out of her home to answer to the call of nature around 6:00am that day.
Her parents searched for her in the area and found the body, wrapped in a blanket, at one of their neighbour's house, which was locked from outside.
Later, police recovered the body and sent it to Sir Salimullah Medical College for autopsy.
A person who lives in that house was detained for questioning, said the OC without giving any more details immediately.