19-year-old tourist gang-raped
A 19-year-old girl was gang-raped at a tourist cottage in Cox's Bazar.
She is undergoing treatment at Cox's Bazar General Hospital in critical condition.
Police arrested suspected rapist Shamim of Mahajirpara and are conducting raids to arrest two other, said Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Cox's Bazar Sadar Police Station.
Two girls, including the victim, came to visit the sea beach recently.
A criminal gang abducted them to Rajan Cottage in front of Cox's Bazar Cultural Centre at Kolatoli Monday night. Later, they raped one of the girls.
"The next morning, the criminals forced the girls to board a Dhaka-bound bus. The victim, however, got off the bus as she fell sick and went to Ramu Upazila Health Complex for treatment," the OC said.
Informed, police moved her to Cox's Bazar General Hospital.
The other girl returned to Dhaka, and police are trying to trace her, he added.
Staffers of Rajan Cottage went into hiding after the incident, locals said.
The victim filed a case Tuesday night, accusing three people, including the arrestee.