15-year-old accused of raping 4-year-old arrested in Munshiganj

The girl’s father filed a case with Tongibari police station in connection with the rape on Monday
Police on Monday arrested a 15-year-old boy for reportedly raping a four-year-old girl in Munshiganj’s Tongibari.

On Saturday afternoon, the suspect offered to take the child for a bicycle ride when she was playing with her elder brother.

Being acquainted with the perpetrator, the girl’s brother approved, after which the suspect raped her in a deserted place, according to locals and the girl’s mother.

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When the girl sustained injuries during the incident, the suspect left her by the road. Locals found the girl and took her to her family, who then decided to give her treatment at home fearing social stigma.

However, as the girl’s condition deteriorated she was admitted to Tongibari Upazila Health Complex on Monday. Later the on-duty doctor of the hospital referred her to Munshiganj Sadar Hospital for further treatment.

The girl’s father filed a case with Tongibari police station in connection with the rape on Monday.

Confirming, Tongibari police station Officer-in-Charge Harun Or Rashid said the accused is set to be produced before the court on Tuesday.

Tanjil Hasan
Dhaka Tribune

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