2 sent to jail for raping woman, drugging her in-laws
A Rangpur court yesterday sent two men to jail on charges of raping a woman in front of her husband and drugging her in-laws in Rangpur's Badarganj upazila.
The accused -- Milon Hossain and Mostakin Hossain, both residents of Amrulbari village in the upazila – are friends of the victim's husband, police said.
According to the case statement, Milon, Mostakin and another friend had come to the victim's house upon a dinner invitation on Friday night. The husband, a barber, was not at home then.
The three men spiked the food with sedatives when the victim and her in-laws were not looking. When the woman and her in-laws began feeling ill after eating, the three friends left.
When the husband came home around 10:30pm, he found everyone asleep. Around 1:00am, the criminals broke in and first tied up and gagged the husband.
Milon then raped the woman with the help of Mostakin and the other friend. When she screamed for help, neighbours rushed to the spot to help. The criminals, by then, had fled.
Police visited the spot after hearing about the incident on Saturday. The husband then filed a case against the three with Badarganj Police Station, said Habibur Rahman, officer-in-charge of the station.
"The in-laws, who were drugged, were admitted to Badarganj Upazila Health Complex, while the woman was sent to Rangpur Medical College hospital," he said.
He added that both the arrestees were produced before a court, which ordered police to send them to jail.
"Drives to arrest the third accused are underway."