A young woman on Wednesday took the body of her aborted baby to Gangachara Model Police Station in Rangpur and filed a case against her lover and his friend over allegations of rape and forced abortion.
“I have received the complaint and necessary legal action will be taken after investigation,” Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Gangachara Model Police Station Mashiur Rahman said confirming the matter.
The victim, who is a resident of Gangachara upazila, started a relationship with another teenager named Johnny from the same area around six months ago. The girl became pregnant as a result of their physical relationship.
According to the victim and her family, Johnny had initially promised to marry the teenage girl, but later told her to abort the baby.
“Johnny had asked me to abort the child, but I did not go through with the abortion. I continued to push him for marriage. Four months after I became pregnant, Johnny fled to Dhaka. He stalled for another two months,” the victim told The Business Standard.
“On August 19, Johnny’s friend Shimul, who works at a clinic in Rangpur, approached me on behalf of Johnny and offered to take me to the city for marriage. He took me to a clinic and told me to wait for Johnny to arrive from Dhaka,” she further said.
According to the victim, Shimul spiked her food with a sleep-inducing substance and she found that her baby was aborted after she woke up on Tuesday morning.
“I took the body of the aborted child home in a bag and informed my family about the incident. Later I went to the police station and filed a case against Johnny and Shimul on Wednesday evening,” she added.