Grandfather arrested for raping granddaughter

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A 62 year old man is arrested by police for raping his eight year old granddaughter. This allegation came from Bandarpara village of Atwari upazila of northern district Panchagarh. The accused 62 year old Abdul Khalek is also maternal uncle of victim’s mother. Abdul Khalek went to victim’s house on Tuesday afternoon and victim’s mother went to a nearby shop to buy some snacks. Abdul Khalek used the opportunity to abuse his eight year old granddaughter. Hearing screaming from the minor girl, her mother and local people rushed to the scene and caught Abdul Khalek red-handed.
Victim was taken to Upazila Health complex for medical test and she being treated there. Her father has filed a case in Atwari police station. The accused was produced before court and the court sent him to jail.
Raping under aged girls and boys are on the rise in recent years. According to a report by Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum, a NGO working for children’s rights, at least 346 children were raped in last four and half months. Experts believe the number may be much higher, because not all cases are reported. Lack of exemplary punishments, spread of drugs and pornography are blamed for this alarming rise of child abuse.

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Shihab Uddin Ahmed

Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a master’s degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on

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