Two land in jail over gang rape of schoolgirl

A Moulvibazar court yesterday sent two people to jail on charges of gang-raping a 10th-grader in Kulaura upazila.

The accused, Mukid Miah, 27, and Abdus Sattar, 32, are residents of the same upazila.

According to the case statement, the victim was returning home from school around 4:00pm on Wednesday. Five people, including Mukid and Sattar, intercepted her and forcibly took her to a secluded place and raped her.

After returning home, the girl became sick and shared the incident with her family members.

On Thursday night, the victim's father filed a case against the five with Kulaura Police Station. Police arrested the duo the same night.

Yesterday, the two were produced before the court that sent them to jail, said Binoy Bhushan Roy, officer-in-charge of the police station.

The victim was undergoing treatment at Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital, the OC added.

Police were conducting raids to arrest the other accused.