A sixth-grader has been killed after allegedly being raped by four miscreants at her home in a remote village of Patuakhali.
The deceased was a student of Mohipur Cooperative High School in Kalapara upazila.
The mother of the victim, who was at home when the incident occurred and has also allegedly been sexually abused, is now in police custody.
Confirming the news, Mohipur Police Station OC Mizanur Rahman said: "Being informed about the incident, we rushed to the spot and took the mother into our custody for further investigation."
According to the locals, the victim's mother along with her three children was sleeping in their home while the father was outside.
Suddenly, locals and relatives heard the mother crying for help. When they reached the spot, they noticed the blood-soaked body of the victim while two of her toddler brothers were found with their mouth gagged with the scotch tape.
Later, she was rushed to Kuakata Hospital where doctors declared her dead.
Quoting the mother, locals said four miscreants with their faces covered by cloth entered the house and killed the girl after violating her and also sexually abused her mother.
However, they managed to flee when the locals rushed in.
A murder case has been filed in this connection.