Man arrested for alleged involvement in gang raping in Tangail

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Published: 8/4/2022 7:28:04 AM

A man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in gang raping a female passenger after hijacking a bus and stealing the valuables of other passengers in Tangail

Members of Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested the man from Deola area of Tangail early Thursday.

The arrestee is identified as Raja Miah, 32.

On Tuesday night, the bus of Eagle Paribahan, which had around 24 people on board, was heading to Chittagong from Kushtia when a group of 10 robbers with backpacks boarded the bus at midnight from the Hatikumrul intersection in Sirajganj.

They took control of the bus after it arrived in Tangail's Basail upazila's Natiapara area on the Dhaka-Tangail road and blindfolded passengers and bus staff, tied their hands with ropes, and looted valuables from them, including cash and gold ornaments.

The accused then gang raped the woman passenger several times.Around 3:30am on Wednesday morning, the members of the bandit gang ran away after overturning the moving bus in a sand pit near the Raktipara Jame Masjid. 

Later, locals rushed to the spot and saved the passengers.

The 30-year-old rape survivor from Kushtia filed a case of rape and robbery at Madhupur police station on Wednesday afternoon, said Officer-in-Charge Mohammad Mazharul Amin.

The victim is currently being treated at Tangail General Hospital.

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