Child violated, accused held

Police have arrested Sharifuzzaman, 22, on charge of raping a five-year-old girl in Satkhira. The child was rushed to Satkhira Sadar Hospital in critical condition.

The incident took place on Saturday evening in the town’s Kashempur area. The rapist Sharifuzzaman is the son of Sheikh Ohiduzzaman of Rajnagar village of Kolaroa upazila and a student of Satkhira Polytechnic.

Officer-in-charge of Satkhira Sadar Police Station Mostafizur Rahman said the five-year-old girl, resident of Kashimpur area, was playing near the house. There is a hostel next to it. The rapist Sharifuzzaman forcibly rapes the child and takes him inside his room. The rapist was arrested from another hostel in the Kashempur area on Saturday night after they filed a complaint with Satkhira Sadar police station after the child told the incident to his parents. The child was admitted to Satkhira Sadar Hospital.