Dinajpur girl fights for life after rape
A seven-year-old girl has been fighting for life after she got raped and hanged from the ceiling of her home in a village in Birol, Dinajpur, said her family members and police.
She is being treated at the ICU of a hospital in the district.
The girl was at home alone on Thursday afternoon. Her parents returned home around 5:00pm, about two hours after they left, and found her hanging from the ceiling with a rope tied to her neck, her father told The Daily Star yesterday.
The family members rescued her and rushed her to Birol Upazila Health Complex from where she was referred to a more advanced hospital.
The father said someone tried to kill his daughter after raping her.
Hospital sources said there was evidence of rape and the girl was still unconscious.
Fakhrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Birol Police Station, said police were trying to arrest the suspect.
A case was being filed, he said, adding that a 25-year-old man had been detained for interrogation.