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Dentist held for raping RMG worker in Narayanganj

  • Published at 10:07 pm August 19th, 2019

The girl’s mother filed a case on Monday

Police arrested a dentist from Panchabati, Narayanganj on Monday evening, for reportedly raping a 17-year-old garments worker from Fatullah, Narayanganj with the promise of marriage.

The detained, Rafiqul Islam Apu, 40, is a dentist at a local dental clinic in Mamun Market in Panchabati, Narayanganj.

According to the case statement, the girl's mother was a regular patient of the doctor and the girl used to accompany her mother to Apu's chamber.

The dentist reportedly developed a romantic relationship with the girl and sent marriage proposal to her family. Rafiqul and the girl’s family then developed a good relation and at one point Apu lured the girl to his chamber and reportedly raped her on August 17.

The girl’s mother filed a case against Apu on Monday.

Fatullah police station OC Aslam Hossain confirmed the incident to Dhaka Tribune and said: "Acting on the case, we arrested Apu and took the girl to a hospital for a check-up. 

"We are closely investigating the incident," he added.