Raped schoolgirl fighting for life
A class-six girl, who was raped late last month, is fighting for her life at Patuakhali General Hospital.
Doctors termed her condition critical as she was bleeding profusely from the overnight rape of December 28 last year.
It is the third reported rape case over the past one month in the country, after the Tangail and Savar gang rapes.
Police identified Shamim Ahmed Akon, a second-year student of Patuakhali Govt College, as the alleged rapist.
Police are yet to arrest him as he is on the run but arrested his father and Nazma Begum, who allegedly aided the rapist in committing the crime. They were sent to jail yesterday.
The victim is a 13-year-old girl who obtained GPA 5 in the 2012 Primary School Certificate examination.
Given the social stigma associated with the incident, The Daily Star opted not to identify her anyway.
Her aunt, Ojufa Begum, told journalists at Patuakhali press club on Thursday that her niece went to a wedding party on December 28. Around 10:00pm, Nazma Begum "forcibly" took the girl to her house where Shamim raped her overnight.
The girl ran away from the house early next morning and took shelter at the house of Jalilur Rahman Khan, a former UP member. Later she was taken home by her aunt.
Ojufa said Shamim's father and uncle threatened her with consequences when she went to their home to say what their son had done to her niece.
"I demand punishment to the culprit," said the victim, who accompanied her aunt to the press club.
Police are investigating the incident and would take action against the culprit, said GM Shanewaz, officer-in-charge of Dumki Police Station.
The girl lost her mother a few years ago. Two months ago, Ojufa took her to her house as the girl's step mother had been "mistreating" her.