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Minor girl raped by 5-6 youths in Rajshahi

A Class X student returning home from a relative’s place was allegedly abducted and raped by five to six youths in Rajshahi on Wednesday night.

The alleged crime occurred around 7.30pm when the minor girl was coming back home alone on a battery-run rickshaw after iftaar at her relative’s house in Kachupara.

As the rickshaw carrying the girl and two others was passing through a desolate area in Puthia upazila, the miscreants armed with sharp weapons ambushed the vehicle.

The miscreants robbed the occupants of their money and mobile phones and then forcibly took the girl to a banana orchard, where they took turns to rape her, according to the minor survivor.

The girl later managed to reach the Begar Mor area and narrated her ordeal to passersby.

Officer-in-charge of Puthia police station, Shahrowardy Hossain said he was yet to receive any written complaint from the girl’s family. “However, the crime scene has been identified and efforts are on to nab the perpetrators of the crime.”

Source: United News of Bangladesh