Six youths were held in connection with the rape of two garment workers in Narayanganj’s Bandar upazila on Saturday.
The arrestees are Md Raihan, 23, Shahin, 25, Md Nazim, 22, Sujan, 25, Nazim Uddin, 25, and Shahin, 25. All of them are residents of the Bandar upazila.
One of the victims filed a case with the port police yesterday morning accusing eight named and three unnamed people.
The victims were aged 18 and 15. They work at two different garment factories in the upazila.
The girls, along with their two male friends -- Riyad, 20, and Joynal, 20 -- went to hang out in Sabdi area on Saturday evening, said Rafiqul Islam, acting OC of Bandar Police Station.
“Some three to four men attacked Riyad and Joynal and drove them away. They dragged the girls to a nearby field where some seven to eight men raped them,” the OC said, quoting the case statement.
“Locals heard the girls screaming and informed police. Police reached the spot and caught three of the perpetrators. Three more were arrested later on the same night,” he added.
The girls were sent to the Narayanganj General Hospital, the OC said.