A 16-year-old who works as domestic help was abducted and raped in the port city’s Akbarshah area.
Police early yesterday arrested four people after conducting a drive in a hilly area and rescued the girl from a house after receiving a complaint from her family
The arrestees are Md Kalu Mia alias Raju (19), Sohel Mia (19), Dulal Baburchi (37) and Tarek Akbar (19). The victim was sent to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) for medical test.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) Nezam Uddin of Kotwali police station said “The girl was picked up by Kalu and his cousin Sohel via a CNG-run auto-rickshaw from Rahmatganj under Kotwali police station on Friday noon. They later took her to Mir Awlia Mazar Pahar at Akbarshah.”
“After taking her there, Kalu tried to physically harass the girl. A group of eight local youths appeared on the spot and filmed the incident on their cellphones. Later Kalu also joined with them and the eight took the girl to a house at Shapla Residential area of Akbarshah,” said the OC.
Sub-inspector (SI) Mominul Hasan, who led the drive, said, “At the house, Kalu raped the girl. In the meantime, the others phoned the victim’s brother seeking Tk five lakh as ransom.”
“Due to repeated phone calls from the abductors, the victim’s brother came to the station on Saturday night and informed police,” said SI Mominul.
The SI said they then traced the perpetrators’ location through investigation and arrested them one by one. Based on their confession, police later rescued the girl from one Palli Nabab Mia Bari of Shapla residential area.
A case was lodged by the girl in this regard.