Rab arrested three staff members of a bus from Ashulia while allegedly trying to rape a girl after abducting her on Saturday evening.
The 20-year-old girl was also rescued. Rab-1 disclosed the matter at a press briefing yesterday.
Rab seized the Baipail-Abdullahpur-Mohakhali bound bus of “Ashulia Classic” and arrested its driver Khalil Mia, 33, his helper Rakib Hossain, 29, and supervisor Mehedi Hasan Babu, 22.
Lt Col Sarwar-Bin-Quasem, commanding officer of Rab-1, said the girl was standing at Baipail bus stand to go to Nabinagar. As she came to Dhaka two months back, she did not know the route well, he said.
“When she boarded the bus, her brother told the supervisor to drop her off at Nabinagar. They took her to Abdullahpur instead. Reaching there, they said the bus would not go further and told passengers to get off,” the Rab official added.
The girl too got off, but they told her that they would drop her off at Nabinagar. “When she refused to board the bus alone, they forcibly tried to get her inside the bus,” he said.
A Rab team, on patrol, rescued her and detained the three. The Rab official said the driver had no license.
In primary interrogation, the trio admitted their involvement, Rab claimed, adding that they had been involved in similar offences before as well.