5-year old girl violated this time in Noakhali

09 October 2020


Our Correspondent :
When protests sparked across the country after a video of a woman getting sexually assaulted and tortured by a group of men in the Begumganj area of Noakhali district went viral on social media, a five-year-old was allegedly raped in the same district last night.
The incident happened in Mohammadpur area of Subarnachar upazila.
The child accompanied her father to his poultry farm in Char Noman area last evening. When she fell asleep while playing, her father went home leaving her there, reports our Noakhali correspondent quoting police.
Seeing her unsupervised, Helal Uddin (22), a worker at the farm, raped her there, said Md Shahed Uddin, officer-in-charge of Charjabbar Police Station, quoting family members of the victim.
The rapist fled after locals rushed to the farm, hearing screams of the child, he said.
The injured child was admitted to Noakhali General Hospital at night, said Syed Mohiuddin Abdul Azim, the hospital's residential medical officer.
Hearing the news, police conducted a raid and arrested Helal from Mohammadpur area last night.
On Thursday, law enforcers produced Helal before a local court that sent him to jail.
Meanwhile, the child's father filed a case against Helal at Charjabbar Police Station this afternoon.
The girl underwent a medical examination later in the day, the doctor further said.
Numerous rape cases have been reported recently in a very short period of time. Even disabled women and children have not been spared.
In many of these cases, the women and children were gang-raped.
At least 975 individuals were raped in the last nine months, among whom 208 were victims of gang-rape, according to the civil rights organization Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK).

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