6 held for gang-raping woman on running bus
Published: 01:43 PM, 29 May 2021
Police have arrested six people on charge of gang-raping a woman on a running bus in Savar's Ashulia area.
The incident of the rape took place in Ashulia Cattle Hat area on the Ashulia-C&B bypass road around 11:45 pm on Friday. The victim filed a case in this regard.
The arrestees are - Aryan, son of Nazrul Islam of Gulbagh Indrapur Bhasman village under Turag police station of Dhaka; Saju, son of late Atiar of Taraguna area under Daulatpur police station of Kushtia district; Sumon son of Sultan Miah of Khatiamari area under Dhunat police station of Bogura district; Monowar, son of Johur Uddin of Dhamghar area of Narayanganj; Sohag, son of Tofazzal Hossain of Khatiamari area under Dhunat police station of Bogura district; and Saiful Islam, son of Shamsul of Zianagar village of Dupchanchia police station of Bogura.
They all used to run minibusses on the Abdullahpur-Bypail-Nabinagar highway and lived in rented houses in the Kamarpara area under Turag police station.
According to the case statement, the victim bought a mobile phone for her sister and went to her home in Manikganj on May 28. While returning from her sister's house, she got on the bus of New Bangla Paribahan at Nabinagar to go to Tongi Station Road. But the driver changed the direction of the bus when it reached Ashulia bridge area.
The victim said she was gang-raped on the bus by the six men, including the bus driver and his associate.
Ashulia Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Ziaul Islam said the accused were arrested last night. They will be sent to court on Saturday afternoon showing them arrest in the case filed by the victim. The victim was sent to the hospital for a physical examination.