Family of the accused tried to settle the issue through arbitration
Police have arrested a teenage boy on charges of raping an 11-year-old female student in Bidyanandapur of Barisal's Mehendiganj upazila.
Judge Abu Shamim of the District Juvenile Court issued an order to send the 16-year-old accused to Jessore Juvenile Correctional Centre on Sunday afternoon, reports Bangla Tribune.
Meanwhile, the rape survivor was sent to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital for medical check-up.
According to the schoolgirl’s family, the accused and his associate forcibly took her to a garden in the area and raped her when she was returning home from a shop on Friday afternoon.
As her mother wanted to file a case in this connection, the family of the accused pressured her to resolve the issue through an arbitration.
She was eventually able to lodge the case on Saturday after Kazirhat police took her and her daughter to the police station after learning about the incident.
OC Sazzad Hossain said that they police were trying to apprehend the accomplice of the accused as well.