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Update: 14 December, 2019 10:23 AM
Minor 'rape victim' hospitalized in Barishal

Minor 'rape victim' hospitalized in Barishal

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A fourth-grade who had been reportedly pregnant as a rape victim is fighting for her life at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barishal.

The Registrar of the hospital Mridula Kor said: "The life of the 12-year-old was in danger as she is too young."

She became pregnant after being raped reportedly by her teacher and two neighbours earlier this year. According to the victim and her mother, the girl was raped by a teacher of Bhojmahal Government Primary school in Faridpur union under Bakerganj upazila and two of their neighbours.

According to the mother, the teacher, in collaboration with his female colleagues, raped the minor girl in his room about nine months ago. 
Afterwards, about the incident spread, two neighbours also raped the girl several times.

The accused reportedly assaulted the victim’s mother for seeking justice. The woman said she filed a case at Bakerganj Police Station on August 22 but could not mention names of the rapists following pressure from a local powerful group.

The girl’s mother works as domestic help and her father is a small vegetable trader.

Saiful Islam, chief of Barishal District Police, visited the victim in hospital after learning about the incident from journalists.

Jewel Hawlader, one of the accused neighbours, is in jail in the case.

সম্পাদক : ইমদাদুল হক মিলন,
নির্বাহী সম্পাদক : মোস্তফা কামাল,
ইস্ট ওয়েস্ট মিডিয়া গ্রুপ লিমিটেডের পক্ষে ময়নাল হোসেন চৌধুরী কর্তৃক প্লট-৩৭১/এ, ব্লক-ডি, বসুন্ধরা, বারিধারা থেকে প্রকাশিত এবং প্লট-সি/৫২, ব্লক-কে, বসুন্ধরা, খিলক্ষেত, বাড্ডা, ঢাকা-১২২৯ থেকে মুদ্রিত।
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