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16-year-old gang raped in Natore cremation ground

By :UNB
Published : Jan 14, 2022 07:24:00 PM | Bangladesh

A 16-year-old girl has been gang raped by five to seven youths in a cremation ground in Natore.

Five of the accused rapists were arrested in the early hours of Friday, said Munsur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Natore Sadar police station.

The girl left her home in Naldanga Upazila on Thursday noon after a fight with her mother, he said.

"However, she lost her way in the Chatni area under Sadar upazila in the evening while going to her grandmother's house. When she asked the accused for help, they took her to a deserted cremation ground and took turns to rape her," the OC said.

Locals spotted the girl in the late hours of Thursday and dialed 999. They also handed over to the police five of the youths whom they caught. 

Two other accused managed to escape in the dark.