Rajshahi schoolgirl ‘gang raped’ at councilor’s house; 3 held


Rajshahi, Jan 07: Police on Tuesday arrested three people for their alleged involvement in the ‘rape’ of a schoolgirl at the residence of a municipality councilor in Godagari upazila on Monday.The arrestees are—Osman  Goni, 16, son of Shahidul Islam, councilor of No 6 ward in the municipality , Riduar Ali Khandaker, 16, son of Khandaker  Md Obaidul Haque, of Srimantapur village and Tareque, 17, son of Mostafa of Jodgemaidas area.

Khairul Islam, officer-in-charge of Godagari Police Station, said police arrested the trio on Monday night for their suspected involvement in the rape of a ninth grader in the afternoon of the day.

The victim’s father filed a rape case with Godagari Police Station  against them, the OC added.

According to the case statement, the trio called the girl to the house and violated her there.

The OC said the victim was sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital’s One Stop Crisis Centre (OCC) for test.