A housewife, who was allegedly gang-raped by three people, tried to take her own life in Mehendiganj upazila of Barishal on Monday.
Quoting locals, Sazzad Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kazirhat Police outpost in Mehendiganj, said the victim, aged about 17, got married three months ago and lived at her father’s house in Andharmanik village of the upazila as her husband worked in the capital.
The housewife had an extramarital affair with one Babu of Hizla upazila.
On Sunday, Babu took the victim to his house where he along with his two friends raped the girl.
When the news came to light, local UP member Param Bhuiya arranged an arbitration where he asked the three culprits to provide Tk 20,000 as compensation to the victim.
Failing to bear the humiliation, the victim drank poison in a bid to kill herself.
Later, the victim was taken to Hizla Upazila Health Complex.
Source: United News of Bangladesh