News No. 96/2014, Friday, October 17, 2014
A 4-YEAR-OLD Jumma girl was subjected to an attempted rape on Thursday by a Bengali settler in Kanungo Para under Panchari Upazila.
The victim has been admitted to Panchari Upazila Health Complex, with injuries to her genital area.
The girl’s mother said that on Thursday, about 4pm, she and her neighbour had taken their two children to a nearby stream to take a bath.
After bath, the two women came back home, leaving behind the two children in the river.
Taking advantage of their mothers’ absence, one Md. Lalon Mian, 35, who was grazing cows in a nearby field, attempted to rape one of the girls.
Hearing her cry, a neighbouring woman rushed there and found Lalon Mian, a resident of Islampur village, washing the blood from his victim’s body.
However, he was able to escape before the girl was rescued.
The victim’s father filed a case with Panchari police station under Suppression of Women and Children Repression Act, but the culprit is yet to be arrested.