Woman raped in moving truck
Police arrested a truck driver and his helper on Tuesday night over the rape of a 20-year-old woman on their moving truck on Dhaka-Sirajganj Highway.
Trucker Sohel Rana, 32, and his helper Abdul Wahab, 30, were picked up from Koddar intersection of Bangabandhu Bridge (west) connecting road in Sirajganj.
Police also rescued the victim and seized the truck.
Mosaddek Hossain, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge West Zone Police Station, said the woman boarded the truck on Tuesday afternoon to go home in Sirajganj's Raiganj.
The truck bound for Bogra was carrying some other passengers who got down in Elenga area of Tangail. Sohel Rana and Wahab then took the woman to the truck's cabin.
Seeing this, passengers who got off the vehicle called 999 to report the incident out of suspicion. Police then tried to intercept the truck at the west zone of Bangabandhu Bridge, but it sped away, said the OC.
Law enforcers later put up a barricade in Koddar area and stopped the truck around 8:00pm.
Quoting the victim, the OC said the driver raped her with the assistance of his helper.
The father of the victim filed a case with Bangabandhu Bridge West Zone Police Station over the incident, accusing the driver and his helper.
Yesterday, a Sirajganj court sent the two arrestees to jail after police produced them before it.
The victim was sent to Sirajganj General Hospital for medical examinations.
Earlier in March, police arrested a bus driver's helper and the supervisor of the bus over the attempted rape of a college girl on board the vehicle in Nabiganj upazila of Habiganj.
In another incident in January, police picked up a driver in a case filed over the attempted rape of a college student in a moving bus in Sunamganj.