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Raped by two, 8th grader ends life in Joypurhat

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  • 20 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Raped by two, 8th grader ends life in Joypurhat

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JOYPURHAT: Eleven days after she was allegedly raped, a Class VIII student ended her life in Khetlal upazila of the district on Thursday night.

According to her family members, the girl took the extreme step unable to bear the trauma and embarrassment. She allegedly committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling of her house.

The alleged rape occurred on November 7 when the teen was returning home around 5 pm after attending a ceremony in her high school.

On November 8, a case of sexual harassment was filed against Rafikul and Shahinur following a complaint lodged at the Khetlal police station by the girl’s family.

However, the accused remained absconding while the girl’s family claimed that they had been being threatened by the accused.

Officer-in-charge (OC) of Khetlal Police Station Nirendranath Mandal said that “efforts are on to arrest the accused in the sexual harassment case”.

 “Another case will be filed against the accused if evidence of abetment to suicide is found during the investigation,” he said.