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Couple arrested over rape of domestic help in Chittagong

  • Published at 10:11 pm September 14th, 2021
Children - rape - abuse
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The girl is now eight months pregnant

Police have arrested two people from the Maittaillapara in the Pahartali area of Chittagong after their teenage domestic help accused them of raping and abusing her.

The arrestees have been identified as Mohammad Siraj, 50, and his wife Shaheda Akhter Pinki, 32.

They were arrested in a raid following the complaint from the domestic help on Monday, Pahartali police station OC Mostafizur Rahman said.

According to the complainant, she had been working in Siraj’s household since she was five years old. When she was about 13 or 14 years old, in 2015, Siraj began raping her.

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At one stage, the girl became pregnant. When she informed Siraj’s wife Shaheda of the matter, she beat her and kicked her out of the house.

The girl is currently at a One-Stop Crisis Centre and is suspected to be eight months pregnant, the OC said.

The accused were sent to the court and police are still waiting for medical reports, he added.