Thursday, May 10, 2012

Attempted rape of a school girl, one arrested
News No. 29/2012, May 10, 2012

THE police have arrested Zahirul Islam alias Zahir Driver, 23, on charges of attempting to rape a five grade Jumma student in Dighinala in Khagrachari district, report Prothom Alo and Suprobhat Bangladesh.

‘He was arrested from Comilla Tila area in the Upazila yesterday, Wednesday.’ the papers said in their today’s edition.

Zahir is the son of late Ula Mia of Comilla Tila.

According to the police and victim’s family, the incident occurred at 3pm on Tuesday (8 May) when Zahir entered the house of the victim in the village of Pomang Para in absence of her parents and attacked her.

But when the girl screamed, Zahir ran away.

The girl’s parents said that they had gone out to collect firewood leaving their three children back home, and that when they had returned in the afternoon, the girl told them about what had happened.

Later, they filed a complaint against Zahirul Islam under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.

Md. Anwar Hossain, assistant officer-in-charge of Dighinala police station, who is investigating the case, said, ‘The accused has been arrested and sent to jail. And the girl has been referred to the court for recording her testimony.’

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