Schoolgirl raped in Jamalpur
A Jamalpur court yesterday sent three men to jail for their alleged involvement in the rape of a schoolgirl in the district's Bakshiganj upazila on Thursday.
The accused are Hossain Shanto, 21, Mohammad Aminul, 21, and Angur Alam, 23, of Kurigram's Roumari upazila, said police.
Shafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bakshiganj Police Station, said the 17-year-old victim filed a rape case against the trio with the police station early yesterday.
According to the case statement, the police official said, the victim, along with her five neighbouring youths, went to visit Lauchapra Picnic Spot in Bakshiganj on Thursday.
Reaching the spot, they discovered that the picnic spot was shut due to ongoing lockdown. Thus, they started roaming around adjacent areas.
As they reached a nearby hillock, the trio raped the girl, he said.
Hearing the victim's scream, locals rushed to the spot and caught the trio red-handed. Two of the locals even demanded extortion from the alleged rapists, the police official said.
The victim also filed an extortion case against the two locals -- Hitler, 48, and Azad, 50 -- on the same day, he added.
Hitler and Azad were arrested and sent to jail via court, he said, adding that the victim was sent to Jamalpur General Hospital for medical tests.