Published:  10:30 PM, 08 September 2019

Youth held in Sylhet for ‘raping’ cousin

Youth held in Sylhet for ‘raping’ cousin
Police arrested a young man in Biswanath upazila early Sunday for reportedly raping his cousin on the promise of marrying her.

The arrestee was identified as Farid Mia, 28, son of Cherag Ali of Noagaon village in the upazila.

The victim filed a case under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act after his arrest, said officer-in-charge of Biswanath Police Station Md Shamim Musa.

According to the case statement, Farid developed love affairs with the victim five years. He repeatedly raped her promising to marry her.

On September 1, Farid again violated the girl. As the girl raised the issue of marriage, he refused to keep his world.

As the girl informed her family of the incident, they sought justice to local arbitrators.

However, the arbitrators fined Farid only Tk 30,000.

Later, the victim’s family approached police.

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