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5 arrested for raping teenager in Natore

5 arrested for raping teenager in Natore

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A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by five to seven youths whom she asked for directions to reach her grandmother's house in Natore Thursday.

Police claimed to have arrested five of the youths in the early hours of Friday.

The girl left her home in Naldanga upazila on Thursday noon after an argument with her mother, said Munsur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Natore Sadar police station.

"However, she lost her way in the Chatni area of Natore Sadar upazila in the evening while going to her grandmother's house. When she asked the accused for help, they took her to a deserted cremation ground and took turns to rape her," the OC said.

Locals spotted the girl in the late hours of Thursday and dialled 999. They also handed over to the police five of the youths whom they caught. However, locals said, two other accused managed to escape in the dark.