A Dinajpur court yesterday sent three youths to jail over charges of raping a woman on Thursday in Ghoraghat upazila of the district.
The three accused -- Rasel Hossain, 24, son of Rafiqul Islam; Sajib Hossain, 24, son of Bablu Hossain and Ismail Hossain, 28, son of Nurul Islam Fakir; all from the same village of the upazila -- were arrested on Friday evening in Osmanpur village where they boarded a Dhaka-bound bus.
Amirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Ghoraghat Police Station, over phone said the court sent the accused to Dinajpur jail after they were produced before it around 1:00pm yesterday.
The woman, aged 19, was sent to M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital in Dinajpur for forensic tests, he added.
On Friday, the 19-year-old woman filed a case with the police station, alleging that the three youths raped her at around noon on Thursday when she went to a lychee orchard in search of cow dung that she needed for coating earthen walls of a room she lived in nearby.
She and her day labourer husband rented the room after getting married three and a half months ago. Her husband was out for work when the incident took place.