Man held in city for sexually harassing 8-year-old

Police arrested a day laborer on charge of sexual harassment of a minor child in the city’s Sher-e-Banglanagar area on Saturday.


The arrestee was identified as Shahjalal, 35.


Quoting family members of the victim 8-year old child, police said the day-laborer Shahjalal has been living at a rented room on the ground floor of a 2-stroey building at Taltola under Sher-e-Bangnagar police station.


Her father is a garments factory employee, while her mother is a maid servant. She is student of class one of a local school.


Shahjalal had allegedly sexually harassed the girl several times taking her on the rooftop of the building in last several days. As the mother of the victim lodged a complaint with the police station, police arrested Shahjal from the area on Saturday afternoon, said Officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla police station Jane Alam Monshi.


The victim child was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for medical check up, the OC said.


Source: United News of Bangladesh