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Police constable held over rape of minor who bore his child

The arrestee has been identified as Constable Touhidul Islam Shaon (21). The accused was working in an outpost in Rangamati.

Feni Judicial Magistrate's Court on Friday sent accused Touhidul Islam Shaon to jail.

Earlier on February 26, the victim schoolgirl testified against the rape accused in the court of Senior Judicial Magistrate Kamrul Hasan under section 22. She is a ninth grader at a school in Fulgazi. The victim gave birth to a daughter on February 12.

Court sources informed, Shaon got involved with the student a year ago while working at Fulgazi Police Station based on his previous acquaintance. The girl became pregnant. But Shaon refused to marry her.

Police said, as a result of the rape, the girl gave birth to a daughter on February 11 at the Fulgazi Upazila Health Complex. However, under the pressure of the accused, the child has been secretly adopted elsewhere. On February 25, the student filed a case with Fulgazi Police Station.

The case was registered as the girl was taken to a house in Feni with false promise of marriage, and she was drugged with juice and raped several times. When she was regaining consciousness at one stage, Shaon threatened to spread offensive videos and pictures of her on Facebook if she protested.

When the accused policeman was informed about the matter, he avoided it with various tactics. The student testified in the case and made such a statement before the magistrate on the afternoon of February 25. In the evening, court inspector Golam Jilani admitted to receiving a statement under section 22 in court.

Source: United News of Bangladesh