Neighbour ‘rapes’ child in Savar
22 August 2015, Nirapad News: Locals have thrashed a young man for allegedly raping his 11-year-old neighbour in Savar’s Ashulia. The victim’s father lodged a complaint with Ashulia Police Station on Friday accusing the 24-year-old youth, OC Mostofa Kamal said. The girl has been sent to One-Stop Crisis Centre (OCC) at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital for forensic tests. Kamal said the accused, a mason by profession, called the girl to his room on Thursday night. “He raped her after tying her hands and legs and gagging her,” the police officer said. The girl’s parents were not at home. Kamal said the victim informed her parents of the ordeal when they returned and the parents alerted their neighbours. Locals caught the youth when he tried to flee and beat him up. Shimulia Union Parishad Chairman ABM Azharul Islam said he went to the spot after being informed by the victim’s parents. He handed over the youth to Ashulia police on Friday afternoon. On August 14, a female private university student was gang-raped in Ashulia’a Nishchintapur. Police arrested four youths over the incident.