12 others charged in Bogra rape

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Tufan Sarkar, suspended Bogra unit convener of Sramik League, and 12 others were charged in two cases regarding  shaving  the heads of a female student and her mother after Tufan the raped the girl.

Bogra Sadar police station inspector (operations) Abul Kalam Azad, who is also the investigation officer in the cases, submitted two charge sheets accusing the 13, to the court of senior judicial magistrate Mohammad Kamruzzaman on Tuesday evening.

Bogra police superintendent Md Asaduzzaman told Prothom Alo that the IO submitted the charge sheets at 6:45pm.

According to the charge sheet of a case filed under the Women and Children Repression Act, accused Tufan and his associates Atik, Munna, Dipu, Shimul, Rupam, and Jitu, took the girl to Tufan’s house at Badurtala in the district town, promising to arrange her admission to a local college. They raped her there on 17 July.

When Tufan’s wife Asha and her elder sister Rumki came to know of the incident, along with some other associates, they picked up the girl and her mother from their family home.

They allegedly beat the girl and her mother with sticks and cut their hair. At one stage, the offenders had the women’s heads shaved by a barber.

Later, two cases were filed against Tufan, his wife Asha, sister Rumki, and others in this connection.

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