Two held in connection with rape in Noakhali

Two people were arrested in cases filed over rapes of a teenage girl and housewife in Noakhali’s Begumganj and Hatiya upazilas yesterday.

Besides, two others were sent to jail on charges of raping a housewife in Kishoreganj yesterday, and a quack was sued for rape in Gazipur on Friday.

Quoting the case statement, police said a youth named Sumon broke into the victims’ room in Noakhali’s Begumganj around 2:30am Saturday.

He then raped her at gunpoint. When the victim’s parents went to the room, Sumon, who also the victim’s neighbour, managed to flee.

Later, her father filed a case against Sumon, who was arrested yesterday, said Md Kamruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Begumganj Police Station.

In another incident, a housewife was raped in Hatiya’s Char Kailash area on Friday night.

Police said the victim and accused Tropel Das Noyan, 28, knew each other. Taking the chance, Noyan went to the victim’s house around 10:00pm on Friday and raped her. His friend Masud helped him.

The victim lodged a case against the duo yesterday and police arrested Noyan, said Abul Khayer, OC of Hatiya Police Station.

In Kishoreganj, a court yesterday sent two people to jail on charges of raping a woman in Astagram upazila.

The accused are Haris Mia, 32, and Zakir Mia, 30, of Boragirkandi village in the same upazila.

Police said the 22-year-old victim, who is the mother of one, went outside her room around 11:15pm on October 4. At that time, the two forcibly took her to a nearby place and raped her.

On Saturday, the victim’s husband filed a case against them. Hours later, police arrested them. During primary interrogation, they confessed their involvement in the crime. They were produced before the court that sent them to jail yesterday, said Kamrul Islam, OC of Astagram Police Station.

In Gazipur, a quack was sued for raping a female garment worker after making her unconscious on Friday. 

Police said the victim works at a garment factory in Sreepur and has been residing in a rented house in the area for around two and a half months. Abul Hashem, the quack, used to live in the same house.

On October 20, Hashem asked the girl to come to his room. When she went there, he asked her to drink some blessed water so that she might get married soon. After drinking the water, the girl lost consciousness and Hashem raped her, said police, quoting the victim.

Police suspected that the water was mixed with sedative.

On Friday night, the victim filed a case against Hashem, who went into hiding. Police were trying to arrest him, said Khandaker Imam Hossain, OC of Sreepur Police Station.

[Our correspondents in Noakhali, Mymensingh and Gazipur contributed to this report]


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