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05:09 PM, July 16, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:23 PM, July 16, 2018

2 held over ‘rape’ in Sylhet

Two people were arrested on charges of rape in separate incidents in Sylhet today.

At Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, an intern doctor was arrested for allegedly raping a patient’s attendant.

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The arrestee, Makam-e-Mahmud of Muktagacha area in Mymensingh, was an intern doctor on at Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) ward of the hospital.

The victim's family filed a case with Kotwali Police Station after learning about the incident, reports our local correspondent quoting Golam Kawsar Dastagir, assistant commissioner of police in Sylhet.

Around 1:00am last night, Mahmud called the victim to the doctor’s room while she was attending her grandmother, a patient at the hospital, and raped her there, Kawsar said citing from the case statement.

“After reviewing video footage and taking statements of both the parties, we have found the intern doctor guilty and handed him over to the police,” said Dr Debapada Roy, deputy director of the hospital.

The victim is currently receiving treatment at the one-stop crisis centre of the hospital.

In Zakiganj upazila, an imam of a mosque was arrested for allegedly raping a ten-year-old girl at Kaliganj area on Sunday night.

The arrestee is Hasan Ahmed, 25, of Barathakuri union of the upazila and an imam of Hajarichak Paschimpara Natun Panjeganja Mosque in Kaliganj area.

The victim, a class four student of Kalakuta Government Primary School, went missing while returning from her school on Sunday.

After hours of searching, the girl was finally rescued from a mosque that night, reports our local correspondent quoting Habibur Rahman Hawladar, officer-in-charge of Zakiganj Police.

She was found tied up with ropes and hidden under a couch, the OC said, adding the imam was held in this connection.

The victim’s father filed a case against the imam with Zakiganj Police station today, the police official also said.

After being produced before a Senior Judicial Magistrate’s court in Sylhet, Hasan today confessed that he lured the girl inside the mosque, made her drink some juice mixed with sleeping pills and then raped her on Sunday afternoon.

The victim is undergoing treatment at the One-stop-Crisis Centre (OCC) of MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, the OC said.

Her physical condition is now stable, he added.

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