Man held for murder, rape of schoolgirl
A man was arrested on Saturday on charge of killing a schoolgirl after rape in Satkhira, while another was sued for raping a mentally-challenged girl in Habiganj.
The murder accused, Partha Mandol, 24, is a resident of Ticket village in Satkhira's Debhata upazila.
The victim's family said Partha used to stalk her. On Thursday evening, the victim, a tenth grader, went to her tutor. As she did not return home, her family members and locals started searching for her.
On Friday morning, locals found her body on a river bank. In the evening, the victim's father filed a case against Partha under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act. Partha went into hiding since the incident.
Following the case, police arrested Partha from Satkhira Sadar upazila's Boichana area, which is bordering with India, around 9:30pm on Saturday, said Farid Ahmed, inspector of Debhata Police Station.
Partha was trying to flee to India, the police official added.
Yesterday, he was produced before a court where he admitted that he killed the girl after rape, court sources said.
Partha claimed that he had an affair with the victim. But the girl cheated him and was in affairs with multiple people.
Angered, he met the girl on Thursday evening and took her to a remote place. Firstly, he made her unconscious, then raped her and finally strangled her, police said, quoting the accused.
In Habiganj, a man was sued for raping a mentally-challenged girl in her house inside the government's Ashrayan project in Bahubol upazila.
The accused, Salam Ullah, 60, is from the same upazila.
Police and local administration officials said the girl was given a house in the project. On Saturday morning, the girl was staying alone in the house. Taking the chance, Salam entered the house, raped her and fled.
At night, the victim's father lodged a rape case against Salam, who is on the run. Police were trying to arrest the accused, said Rakibul Hasan Khan, officer-in-charge of Bahubol Model Police Station.
[Our Satkhira and Moulvibazar correspondents contributed to this report.]