6 men caught for gang-rape
Six men were caught in the act of gang-raping two teenage girls at Benapole in Jashore yesterday, said locals.
According to witnesses, the alleged rapists -- Morshed, 30, Sohel Mia, 25, Plabon Biswas, 24, Abdullah, 22, Ariful Islam, 24, and Shemul Hossain, 25 -- picked up the girls at gunpoint and raped them at a nearby mango orchard.
Hearing them scream, villagers rushed to the spot and detained the six men and later handed them over to police, the witnesses added.
Sub Inspector Abdur Latif of Benapole Port Police Station said the girls went to Benapole's Putkhali village to visit their relatives.
The detained men were later shown arrested after police filed a case in this connection around 8:00pm, he added.
The girls will be sent to hospital for medical tests today.
Both the girls and the alleged rapists were in police custody last night.