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UP member held for ‘raping’ schoolgirl in Magura

Police arrested a member of Babukhali union parishad of Mohammadpur upazila in Magura district for allegedly raping a schoolgirl on Monday.

The arrestee was Ismail Mridha, son of late Awal Mridha and a member of Ward No 6 of Babukhali union parishad.

Victim’s mother said Ismail visited her house a few days ago and told her that he will provide her daughter an allowance card and medical certificate is needed for it.

On Sunday morning, Ismail took the girl Magura hospital in the name of medical examination but no medical test was held there.

Later, he took the girl to a house near the education office on Haji Saheb road area where he violated her.

When the girl shouted, Ismail Mridha left her in the house and fled.

Later, the girl’s mother lodged a written complaint with Magura police in this regard, said Nasir Uddin, officer-in-charge of the Magura police station.

Based on the complaint, police arrested UP member Ismail Mridha on Monday and produced him before a court, he added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh