Court puts ‘Pir’ behind bars for violating teenage girl

Published: January 26, 2018 17:49:22 | Updated: January 27, 2018 14:16:48

A court on Thursday has sent a 'Pir' to jail in a case over raping a teenage girl in Faridganj upazila.

Senior Judicial Magistrate court judge Md Shafiul Azam also ordered police to investigate the allegation after hearing.

On January 24, the victim,17, filed the case accusing Abu Bakar Siddique Atiqullah, 57, Pir at Subidpur Darber Sharif at Subidpur Pschim village in Faridganj Upazila. She used to work as a domestic help in the Pir's house.

According to the case statement, during her stay at the house of the Pir, he raped the girl on 15 September, 2016. Two months after the incident, her family got the girl married to a man of the neighbouring village in the same Upazila.

Her husband's family raised question when the victim gave birth to a baby boy seven months after her marriage. An arbitration was also held without any solution.

Later, the victim filed the rape case with Faridganj Police Station and police arrested the accused on the same day, reports UNB.

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