College girl raped by ‘BCL leader’ in Bhola; case filed

An 18-year-old college girl has allegedly been raped by a local leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) in Manpura upazila.

The accused — Rakib Hasan Rony, 24 — is the president of BCL’s Manpura Degree College unit. The victim is also a student of the college.

The incident came to the fore after the girl filed a case with Manpura Police Station on Friday.

According to the case statement, Rakib and the victim had been in a love affair. He first violated the girl on April 14 last with the promise of marriage.

On September 2, Rakib called the girl to his house at Char Jatin village and raped her there.

As the victim raised the issue of marriage, Rakib refused to comply with it and forced her to leave his home after assaulting her.

Having no option, the girl filed the case with Manpura Police Station on Friday accusing him.

She also lodged a complaint with the Upazila Nirabahi Officer in this regard.

Md Forkan Ali, officer-in-charge of the police station, said the victim was sent to Sadar Hospital for medical test. ‘’We’re looking into the incident and trying to arrest the accused,” added the OC.