Three more accused were arrested yesterday in connection with the latest “gang rape” of a mother of six in Noakhali's Subarnachar upazila on Sunday.
The arrestees are Arman, Ramnobel and Raihan, said Dipak Jyoti Khisha, additional superintendent of Noakhali district police.
With them, so far five accused in the case have been arrested.
Meanwhile, police yesterday placed the two other accused -- Abul Basher and Yousuf Majhi -- before the Noakhali Cognisance Court-2 with a seven-day remand plea. Judge Masfiqul Haque ordered to send the duo to jail and fix today for hearing the remand petition.
Resident Medical Officer of Noakhali General Hospital Syed Mohiuddin Abdul Azim said the victim underwent all the required medical tests.
It may take some time to prepare the final reports, he added.
The woman, aged about 48, was allegedly gang-raped in Noakhali's Subarnachar upazila on Sunday evening over “campaigning for an upazila vice chairman candidate”.
The incident happened barely three months after a mother of four was gang-raped by 10-12 people in the same area allegedly for voting for “sheaf of paddy” in the December 30 national election.