Rape, murder during robbery in Bhola

Our Correspondent

9 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BHOLA: A group of four robbers killed a three-month-old baby throwing her into a pond and rapped its mother by turn in the early hours of Thursday and also robbed the house in Sadar upazila of the district.

The victim woman lodged a complaint with the local police station on Thursday in this regard.

In her complaint, the woman claimed that the four men entered her house in a village in Sadar upazila around 2:30 am on Wednesday night when the family members were fast asleep.

The four woke her up and demanded the keys of the almirah. As she was taking time, they allegedly threw her baby girl out of the window into a pond adjacent to the house.

Later they gagged the woman and took turns to rape her before decamping with cash and one tola gold, as per the complaint.

Being informed, a team from Sadar police station rushed to the spot and fished out the body of the baby from the pond.

Sadar police station officer-in-charge (OC) Enayet Hossain said, “Four robbers barged into the house and violated the woman. The medical examination of the woman has confirmed rape.”

A case of rape has been registered on a complaint filed by the house owner. “The baby’s body has been sent to the local hospital morgue for an autopsy,” the OC said.

“Efforts are also on to identify the perpetrators of the heinous crime,” he added.