Police recovered the bullet-hit body of a rape-accused in Anwara upazila of Chattogram yesterday.
Abdur Nur, 25, was the prime accused of a case over gang rape of a garment worker in the port city, said Dulal Mahmud, officer-in-charge at Anwara Police Station. “He was also accused of mugging in three other cases.”
Locals spotted the body on a hillock inside China Economic Zone during the wee hours and informed police, he said. “We suspect he was shot around midnight following rivalry between two criminal gangs,” added the OC.
A gun, four cartridges, and three knives were recovered from the spot. The body was sent to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) for autopsy, he told this paper.
Two suspects of the case – Helal, an auto-rickshaw driver, and Mamun -- were held on Saturday.
The 20-year-old RMG worker was gang raped on Wednesday night while returning home from work, according to the case statement.
“She boarded a CNG-run auto-rickshaw that had three other male passengers inside.
They took her to a remote spot along China Road in Boiragi union and two of them raped her. As she started to bleed, they took her back inside the auto-rickshaw and dumped her beside Chattogram-Anwara road,” the OC said citing case details.
Family members reached the spot the next morning after getting a call from the victim’s mobile phone. She was rushed to Karnaphuli Upazila Health Complex first and later admitted to CMCH in a critical condition.
The victim’s father filed the case against four people on Thursday, OC Dulal said, adding, one more accused of the case was still on the run.