Judicial

Jamalpur schoolgirl ‘kills self after rape’; Accused youth held

Rapid Action Battalion(RAB)-14 members arrested the main accused in a case filed over the ‘suicide’ of a tenth grader allegedly after being raped in Melandaha upazila of Jamalpur district.

Rab-14 members arrested Tamim Ahmed Swapan,25, on Friday night from Charshasha area in Mymensingh sadar upazila during a drive, said Asik Uzzaman, company commander of Rab-14 Jamalpur camp during a briefing on Saturday.

On Thursday, the girl aged 16 years allegedly killed herself by hanging.

From a suicide note of the victim her father came to know that accused Tamim had mentally and physically tortured her by keeping her hostage, said the Rab-14 commander.

On Friday, a case was filed at Melandah police station following a complaint lodged by the victim’s father.

The victim’s father said Tamim used to tease his daughter regularly on her way to school.

On Thursday night, she went to sleep after returning from school and later they found her hanging body, he said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh