A Noakhali court yesterday sent three men to jail in connection with a case for gang-raping a housewife in Hatiya upazila on Sunday.
The accused are Fazar Ali alias Helal, 25, Miraj Uddin, 28, and Nizam Uddin, 40. They all hail from Khirodia village in the upazila.
Officer in Charge (OC) of Hatiya Police Station Mohammad Abul Khayer said a police team arrested the trio on Tuesday night after the victim filed a case with the police station accusing the three the same day.
According to the case statement, the arrestees picked up the victim woman forcibly when she went out of her room to respond to the nature's call on Sunday early hours.
They took her to a nearby place and gang-raped her, before fleeing the scene. After recording Helal's confessional statement Noakhali Senior Judicial Magistrate Nizam Uddin sent all the three arrestees to jail, the OC said, adding that the victim was sent to Noakhali General Hospital for the medical test.