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12:00 AM, October 18, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:03 AM, October 18, 2020

Housewife gang-raped in Patuakhali

2 held; 6 others held in 3 districts on rape-related charges

A housewife was gang-raped, allegedly by three people, in a remote char area under Rangabali upazila of Patuakhali on Friday night.

Being informed by locals, police arrested two alleged rapists -- Sakib (27) and Habib (25) -- from their houses yesterday morning, said Belal Hossain, sub-inspector of Char Montaj Police Probe Centre.

Besides, a total of six persons were arrested in Jamalpur, Habiganj, and Madaripur districts on rape-related charges between Friday evening and early yesterday.

In Patuakhali's gang-rape incident, quoting the 30-year-old woman, SI Belal said three youths -- Sakib, Arif and Habib -- entered the woman's house in a village of Char Montaj union around 9:00pm and raped her after tying her hands and feet.

They also looted cash and some gold ornaments from the house, claimed the mother of two.

The incident happened while her husband was out of the house, added the police official.

The woman is undergoing treatment at Patuakhali General Hospital.

The accused have been threatening her to not file a case, she said.

The woman could not file a case yet as she is undergoing treatment at the hospital, said Md Mahfuzur Rahman, additional superintendent of Patuakhali Police.

In Jamalpur's Sarishabari upazila, police on Friday night arrested a teenager in a case filed for raping a nine-year-old physically challengedgirl.

The arrestee, 16, resident of Bogarpar village under Pugaldigha union in the upazila, is a neighbour of the rape victim's family.

The victim's father, a rickshaw-puller, filed the rape case accusing the 16-year-old boy with Sarishabari Police Station on Friday night.

At around 11:00am on October 13, the boy entered the house and raped the girl in the absence of her parents, said Fazlul Karim, Officer-in-Charge of Sarishabari Police Station.

In Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj, a couple was arrested on a rape-related charge early yesterday, said Aminul Islam, Officer-in-Charge (operation) of Nabiganj Police Station.

They are identified as Azir Uddin, 40, and his wife Nazma Begum of Gumgumia village in the upazila, he added.

The victim's mother filed a case on Friday night with Nabiganj Police Station for the rape of her 16-year-old daughter.

According to the case statement, the girl went to her aunt Nazma Begum's house to learn tailoring.

On the evening of October 14, Nazma's husband Azir Uddin took the 16-year-old to another room and raped her, with Nazma's assistance, it stated.

In Madaripur Sadar upazila, Rab arrested three men on Friday evening for abducting and raping a housewife.

The accused are Faruk Hossain, 46, of the Panichatra area, and Taiub Ali, 48, and Liton Hawladar, 49, of the Mohisherchar area.

The victim is a housewife, 28, who lives in a rented house in Panichatra.

Md Iftekharuzzaman, company commander of Rab-8 in Madaripur said, "Faruk abducted the housewife from Panichatra area on October 13 and took her to a rented house in the Kalabari area. There, he and  two of his friends Taiub Ali and Liton Hawladar raped her."

On Friday morning, the victim managed toinformRab about her situationover the phone.

Rab conducted a drive and rescued the housewife, arresting Faruk there red-handed. Later, Rab arrested Taiub Ali and Liton Hawladar from the Panichatra area.

The victim filed a case with Madaripur Sadar Police Station on Friday afternoon.

 

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