Physically-challenged widow ‘raped’ for months; ‘rapist’ held
Joypurhat: A physically-challenged widow has allegedly been raped repeatedly by a young man at Uttar Joydevpur village in Panchbibi upazila.
Police arrested the alleged rapist, Helal Hossain, 25, son of Abdus Sobhan of the village, on Wednesday while fleeing to Dhaka.
Officer-in-charge of Panchbibi Police Station Farid Hossain said Helal, a married man, developed a love affair with the widow, 32, six months back.
Since then, he had been raping her with a promise to marry her, the OC said, adding that he refused to marry the victim once the matter came to light recently.
The victim’s father filed a case against Helal on Wednesday morning in this regard.
Later, police arrested him from Panchbibi bus stand at noon while fleeing to Dhaka, said Farid adding that he was sent to jail through a court.