Rape case filed after 8th grader ‘dies by suicide’
A class 8 student reportedly died by suicide in Pekua upazila of Cox's Bazar early today.
The victim was a madrasa student of Rajakhali in the upazila, reports our Cox's Bazar correspondent.
Following the incident, the victim's father filed a rape case with Pekua Police Station accusing Abul Kashem, Md Alamgir and Rabi Alam, said Kanan Sarkar, inspector (Investigation) of the police facility, said.
Quoting the victim's father, Inspector Kanan said the three accused forcefully picked up the girl from her home last night when the family members were in Banshkhali.
They took her to a nearby remote place and raped her there, said the inspector.
Hearing the victim's screams, locals rescued her while the three rapists managed to flee, the inspector said, adding that later the girl ingested poison.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to the morgue of Cox's Bazar District Sadar Hospital for autopsy.
No arrest was made till filing this report. Police said they are investigating the incident.