Update January 7, 2021

Dhaka 10-49 pm, 28-July, 2021

Schoolgirl ‘gang raped’ in Bhola, one suspect held

Mirajul Moin Joy

A schoolgirl was allegedly gang-raped by two young men at Borhanuddin upazila in Bhola district on Wednesday.

The victim, 14, a 10th grader at Uttar Chokdhosh Adarsha School, is now undergoing treatment at Bhola Sadar Hospital in a critical condition.

However, police detained one of the suspects Masud , a resident of Chandpur union under Tajumuddin upazila.

The girl, who can barely speak after the assault, said Masud picked her up on his motorcycle from in front of her school in the pretext of dropping her home around noon.

Locals said the girl was waiting in front of her school when Masud and his associate picked her up on their motorcycle.

On their way, they gave the victim something laced with sedatives and raped her when she lost consciousness.

Her condition deteriorated as she bled profusely. Masud took her to Borhanuddin Upazila Health Complex around 3:00pm. She was transferred to Bhola Sadar Hospital at night as her condition showed no sign of improvement.

The hospital physician Dr Md Sayedur Rahman said they could not stop bleeding. “We’ll consult a gynecologist and decide on further action,” he said.

The victim’s parents said they were searching for their daughter as she had not returned home and then police informed them that she was at a hospital.

Borhanuddin Police Station officer in-charge Mohammad Mazharul Amin said they are yet to receive any formal complaint.

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