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‘Kabiraj’ arrested for raping teenage girl

Published : Monday, 5 June, 2023 at 9:54 PM  Count : 505
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‘Kabiraj’ arrested for raping teenage girl

‘Kabiraj’ arrested for raping teenage girl

Police arrested a kabiraj (herbal medicine practitioner) on Saturday afternoon from Chitalmari upazila reportedly for raping a teenage girl in the pretext of treating her in Fakirhat upazila of Bagerhat district on May 29.

The arrested was Kaiyum Sheikh, 45, a resident of Joypur village under Naldha Mauvhog union in Fakirhat upazila.
According to case statement, the victim along with a friend went to Kaiyum's house for treatment on Monday evening (May 20). At that time he asked the victim's friend to go to outside as no one else can be with the patient during treatment and then he locked the door of the room. Subsequently, the accused made the victim unconscious and violated her inside the room.

Later, the victim's father lodged a case with Fakirhat Model Police Station against him under Women and Children Repression Prevention Act on June 1.

Fakirhat Model Police Station sub-inspector Badsha Bulbul said acting on a tip-off, a team of police conducted a raid in Kolatola area of Chitalmari upazila and arrested the accused.

Muhammad Aliuzzaman, officer-in-charge of the police station, said the arrested was sent to jail following a court order.

Investigations were under process in this regard, the OC added.


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