Bagerhat UP member, 4 others arrested for rape

Our Correspondent

29 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

BAGERHAT: Police arrested five people, including a UP member of Sadar upazila in the district, late on Tuesday afternoon in a case filed over the rape of a garment worker.

The arrested are Shiekh Mizanur Rahman, 32, member of Ward No. 9 under Baruipara union in Sadar upazila, Bikash Mridha, 20, Sukanta Sarkar, 30, Bidhan Biswas, 27 and Sohel Fakir, 22.

The 22-year-old victim filed a case with Bagerhat Sadar Model Police Station under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act against eight persons including Mizanur. Quoting the case statement, the Police Station sub-inspector (SI) Md Shafiqur Rahman said the victim was going home on Monday night after seeing Durga Puja at different Puja Mandaps with her friends.

Mizanur got her off from rickshaw van and took her to the behind the new building of Bakapura union land office where he raped the girl.

He left the girl in Chintirkhor area around 11:30 pm.

As the victim headed back to home alone, the other accused sexually assaulted her.

The victim’s father said due to financial crisis, his daughter works at a garments factory in Dhaka. Her daughter recently came home during Puja’s holiday.

Superintendent of Bagerhat Police Pankaj Chandra Rai said the victim’s medical test was completed.

A total of five persons including the UP member were arrested in this connection.

The arrested were sent to jail following the order of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court, the official added.