Khulna gang rape: 2 more accused held

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Tuesday arrested two more accused in the case over the gang rape of a woman in Khulna city.

Rab-6 Director Lt. Col. Muhammad Mushtaq Ahmed said they arrested Sumon and Alamin Mollik, residents of Shiromoni area of Khulna, from Chitalmari in Bagerhat.

With these, five people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

On March 18, four men forcibly dragged a couple to a garage near the Tetultala railway crossing in Khanjahan Ali area of Khulna city around 10:30pm, where they tied up the husband with a rope and took turns to rape the 27-year-old woman.

Based on the woman’s complaint, an FIR for gang-rape was lodged against the four men — identified as Kamrul, Jibon, Sumon and Alamin — at Khanjahan Ali police station on Saturday morning.

Police arrested Kamrul, the owner of the garage, on Saturday night.

On Monday, Sagar and Shakil were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the incident.

Based on their information, police arrested Sumon and Alamin today.

However, the prime accused Jibon is still on the run. “Efforts are on to arrest him,” said the official.

Source: United News of Bangladesh