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12:00 AM, February 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:38 AM, February 13, 2019

Girl 'raped' in capital

An 18-year-old girl, who came to Dhaka from Bhola a few days ago in search of work, was allegedly raped in the city's Rupnagar area on Sunday.

The incident came to light yesterday after a case was filed with Rupnagar Police Station accusing Mohammad Sohel, Tajul Islam and their collaborator Shathi in connection with the incident, said Shaikh Mohammad Shah Alam, officer-in-charge of the police station.

The OC also said the victim came to the Pallabi residence of her cousin on February 6 in search of a job.

On Sunday evening, when her cousin, a domestic help, went out for work, Shathi took the girl to a nearby residence, where Sohel and Tajul raped her, the OC said.

Shathi is an acquaintance of the victim's cousin, the OC said, adding that they were launching drive to arrest the accused.

Meanwhile, a case was filed with Hatirjheel Police Station yesterday in connection with the rape of an eight-year-old girl at Maghbazar T&T Colony area on November 7 last year.

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