A teenage girl was raped by her stepfather in the city’s Jatrabari area today, the victim’s mother told police.
Police arrested stepfather Lokman Hossain, an auto-rickshaw driver, from Matuail area this afternoon after the victim’s mother filed a case with Jatrabari Police Station, said Sub-inspector Komol Baral.
Lokman raped the girl around 5:00am when her mother went out for working at a vegetable wholesale market in Jatrabari area, Komol, who is also investigation officer of the case, said.
The girl was asleep when her mother went out of the house. She started crying and narrated about the incident after her mother returned home around 9:00am, the police official said.
The woman married Lokman a couple of years ago and they have a baby boy and the victim lives with the family.
Lokman has attempted to rape the girl a month ago and gone unpunished as he sought pardon to her wife, the SI said quoting the victim’s mother.
Police sent the girl to the one-stop crisis centre (OCC) at Dhaka Medical College Hospital for forensic test.
OCC coordinator Bilkis Begum said they gave her treatment and she would go for forensic test tomorrow. The girl was traumatised, she added.