Detectives arrested president of Banaripara upazila unit Bangladesh Chhatra League from Kalibari Road of Barisal on Sunday afternoon over raping a housewife.
The arrestee was identified as Sumon Hossain Mollah.
Victim's husband, hailing from Chittagong, a resident of Soliyabakpur area, also a CNG-run auto-rickshaw driver, filed a case accusing Sumon and his associate Mamun and two other unnamed people.
Md Ruhul Amin, sub-inspector of Detective Branch (DB) of police, said that on secret information, a team of DB police conducted a drive in the area and arrested the BCL leader.
Sumon demanded Tk one lakh as extortion to the victim's husband when he along with his wife came to Banaripara from Chittagong to stay at his relative's house.
As the victim's husband did not give the money, the BCL leader picked his wife, took her to a room of a club at Betal village and raped her while three associates assisted Sumon.
Sazzad Hossain, officer-in-charge of Banaripara Police Station, said that the victim has been sent to Barisal-Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital for medical test.
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