3 held over rape of schoolgirl in Rajshahi

RU Correspondent | Published: 00:35, Jan 08,2020


Police arrested three boys in connection with a reported rape of a Class IX girl at Godagari upazila in Rajshahi on Monday night.

The arrested were sent to judicial custody after police placed them before a court on Tuesday, confirmed police.

Godagari police station officer-in-charge Khairul Islam said, according to the complaint, the girl was taken to a house at Godagari municipality area by one of her friends where he with the help of two of his accomplices raped the girl at about 5:30pm.

As the girl started bleeding, they let her go home.

After returning home, she disclosed the matter to her mother, who filed a rape case with the police at night, the officer said.

He added that they apprehended the suspects from their houses hours after the complaint was filed.

The victim and the accused are the students of Godagari High School and College. Two of the accused are of Class IX, while the rest one is of Class X.

The officer also added that the victim was sent to Rajshahi Medical College’s One Stop Crisis Centre for tests on Tuesday.

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