Condition of Bhola gang rape victim unchanged
The sixth grader gangraped in Bhola on Sunday evening has still been bleeding from wounds.
“Her condition remains unchanged and we are providing her with treatment… We will go for forensic exams after her health improves,” said Bilkis Begum, coordinator of One Stop Crisis Centre at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
The 12-year-old girl was brought to the DMCH early yesterday after doctors at multiple hospitals in Bhola and Barishal failed to stop the bleeding.
Doctors said she needed 22 stitches for wounds to her private parts and there were numerous cuts in her toes and back.
The girl’s family members said she was raped at her neighbour’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.
Both Al Amin and Manjur were killed in what police said was a gunfight early Wednesday.
Non-profit Coast Trust was assisting the girl’s family in bearing the treatment and legal costs.