3rd grader arrested for raping 5 yrs’ girl...

Dhaka, Wednesday   21 October 2020

3rd grader arrested for raping 5 yrs’ girl

2 children of 7yrs found witness 

 Gaibandha Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:01 PM, 18 September 2020  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Police have arrested a nine-year-old boy for allegedly raping a five-year-old child. The incident took place in Saghata upazila of Gaibandha last Saturday. The accused child is a third-grade student of the local Alokbartika school.

Five days after the incident, the victim's father filed a rape case with the Saghata police station on Thursday. Saghata police later produced the accused child in Gaibandha court. Later in the evening, court judge Kazi Fakhrul Islam directed to send the child to Jashore Child Development Center through Gaibandha District Jail. Two seven-year-old children witnessed the incident.

According to the case statement, a nine-year-old boy raped a five-year-old girl in a nearby house in Durgapur village of Bonarpara union of the upazila last Saturday. At that time, the people in nearby houses rushed to the scene and rescued the girl at the scream. She was later admitted to the hospital. The case statement also mentioned that the age of the accused child is 11 years but according to his birth certificate he is 9 years and 3 months old.

Saghata police OC Belal Hossain said a case was filed with Saghata police station over the incident. The accused child was arrested in the afternoon and sent to court. The court sent the accused child to Jashore Child Development Center.

The father of the accused child said about the case, the case has been filed to harass us as a family. My son is not yet old enough to rape a baby girl. I wish the administration will properly be investigating the incident and taking action. The elder brother of the accused child also claimed that the case was settled.