News No. 20/2015, Tuesday, February 3, 2015
A BENGALI settler was arrested on Monday after he made a failed attempt to rape a Jumma tenage girl in Merung under Dighinala Upazilla.
The incident occurred at 8 in the morning when the 13-year old victim, a class eight student of Betchari High School in Merung Union, went to work in the tobacco firm of Md. Bashed Mian (35) in Bacha Morong village.
Beside her, some other Bengali women had also worked in his tobacco field the day before (Sunday).
But on the day of the incident, for some mysterious reasons, these Bengali settler women were absent from work.
Finding her alone, Bashed son of late Ilahi Bux, grabbed her and tried to rape her.
The girl screamed for help and the nearby villagers rushed and rescued her.
They caught Bashed and then handed him over to the police.
The victim's father filed a case under Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act in connection with this incident.----------------