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12:00 AM, August 15, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:18 AM, August 15, 2019

Bhola gangrape victim battling for her life

2 suspects killed in ‘gunfight’ with police

The sixth grader allegedly gangraped in Bhola on Sunday evening has been struggling for life.

After doctors at multiple hospitals in the region failed to stop the bleed-ing, her family started for Dhaka yesterday afternoon in an ambulance.

However, they had to stop at a Faridpur hospital for emergency treatment as she was bleeding excessively. They left the hospital for Dhaka last night.

Doctors said she needed 22 stitches for wounds to her private parts and there were numerous cuts in her toes and back.

Meanwhile, two men accused of raping the 12-year-old girl were killed in what police said was a gunfight early yesterday.

The girl’s family members said she was raped at her neighbour and distant aunt’s house when she went there to have mehendi on her arms on the eve of Eid.

As she was waiting at the veranda of the house for her aunt, Al Amin, 27, a tenant of the building, gagged her with a strip of cloth and forced her into his room, police said.

Amin and his associate Manjur Alam, 25, then tied her up and raped her, they added.

They later threw her out of a window, her uncle told The Daily Star, quot-ing her.

When her mother went there to look for her, she found the girl lying on the ground and bleeding profusely.

Sanat K Bhowmik, director of non-profit Coast Trust, said his organisation was assisting the girl’s family in bearing the treatment and legal costs.

ACCUSED KILLED

Police said Al Amin and Manjur Alam, who were also accused in other criminal cases, were killed in a gunfight in Rajapur area of Bhola town ear-ly yesterday.

Sagir Mia, officer-in-charge of Bhola Sadar Police Station, claimed a police team went to the area around 2:30am hearing gunshots.

Sensing their presence, “armed gang men” opened fire on them, Sagir said.

After the officers retaliated and the men fled, the bodies of Amin and Manjur were found at the scene, he claimed.

The bodies were sent to Bhola Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsies.

7TH GRADER RAPED IN JHENIDAH

A seventh grader was allegedly gangraped in Jhenidah town on Tuesday evening.

The 14-year-old girl was walking through a nearby village when three young men, who according to family members had stalked her on earlier occasions, gagged her with a strip of cloth and forced her into a nearby farm where they raped her.

After the suspects left her near Jhenidah Cadet College, a resident of the area found her lying on the ground and gave her first aid before sending her home.

Her father filed a case with Jhenidah Police Station later that night, accus-ing Badsha Hossain, 21, Ruhul Amin, 18, and Monnu Hossain, 20, of raping his daughter.

OC Mizanur Rahman of the police station said law enforcers were looking for the suspects.

Doctors at a hospital where she is being treated said her injuries were not critical and she would have to remain admitted there for at least a week.

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