7 arrested for rape of ethnic minority woman

Our Correspondent . Khagrachari | Published: 00:08, Sep 27,2020


Police on Saturday arrested seven people from different places in Chattogram and Khagrachari on charge of raping a mentally challenged ethnic minority girl and looting her house in Khagrachari sadar upazila early Thursday.

Khagrachari Sadar Police Station officer-in-charge Md Rashid on Saturday evening said that they were still conducting drives at different places in Chattogram and Khagrachari to nab the other suspects.

He, however, declined to publish the names or identity of the arrested ones for the sake of nabbing other offenders.

The medical test of the victim was completed at Khagrachari Sadar Hospital where she is undergoing treatment.

The hospital’s resident medical officer Purna Jibon Chakma said that the victim was now improving.

Police and the victim family said that nine unidentified miscreants entered their house at Adam area in Khagrachari sadar upazila, breaking the door sometimes after midnight past Wednesday.

They tied up the house owner and his wife and raped their mentally challenged girl and took away their valuables including cash money, gold jewelry and mobile phones.

The miscreants shut the mouths of all the inmates with scotch tape and went away unchallenged,

despite the incident happened few yards away from the office of Khagrachari Ansar and Village Defence Party.

At dawn, locals approached the victims’ house hearing their scream and freed them.

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