Two women were allegedly gang-raped in Habiganj and Narayanganj in the last three days.
In Habiganj, a housewife was raped by Nazim Uddin and several others when she went to fetch water from a well near her father’s village home in Baniachong upazila on Wednesday night, family members said.
The suspects gagged her with a towel before taking her to a nearby bush and raping her, they added.
After the woman managed to scream, locals rushed to the scene and rescued her. But the suspects had escaped by the time. The woman was admitted to a hospital.
In Narayanganj, police yesterday arrested three young men in Hatipara area of Rupganj on charges of gang-raping a spinning mill worker.
The woman was walking to her home from work on Monday evening when the arrestees Nayeem Hossain, Badsha Miah and Habibur Rahman stopped her and forcibly took her to a solitary place and raped her.
Hearing her screams, locals rushed to the scene. But the suspects had fled by the time.
The woman filed a case with Rupganj police station accusing the arrestees on Wednesday night.
A court sent the suspects to jail, said Mahmudul Hasan, officer-in-charge of Rupganj Police Station.