Kabiraj arrested for raping woman in Munshiganj

The rape survivor had sought the kabiraj’s help to reunite with her estranged husband
Police have arrested a kabiraj (quack) on charges of raping a woman on the pretext of helping her get back with her estranged husband in Sreenagar upazila of Munshiganj.

Pachu Sarker, 60, was arrested from the Bejgaon area of the upazila on Tuesday night.

According to police, the rape survivor was separated from her husband about a year ago and sought Pachu’s help to get back with him five months ago.

At the time, Pachu threatened the woman and raped her, and continued to sexually abuse her several times for the last five months.

Recently, the woman beat up Pachu in public, trying to escape from the kabiraj’s clutches. After the matter came to light, Pachu’s son Dipto and his goons tried to threaten the woman and put a lid on the whole incident.

The rape survivor eventually filed a case in this connection with Sreenagar police station on Tuesday, prompting the law enforcers to arrest Pachu.

Sreenagar police station OC Md Kamrujjaman said Pachu has admitted to raping the woman during primary interrogation.

Shamima Rita, Munshiganj

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