3 held over rape allegation in Noakhali

United News of Bangladesh . Noakhali | Published: 02:33, May 25,2019


Three men were arrested on Friday pertaining to reported rape of a mother of two at village Doalia of Begumganj in Noakhali on Thursday night.
The arrested are Saiful Islam of Doalia, Babu of Rudropur village, and Harun of Hirapur village, said police.
Saiful and Babu were held with a gun and some cartridges in the morning while Rapid Action Battalion personnel arrested Harun in the afternoon.
The victim has been admitted to Noakhali General Hospital where she is undergoing treatment and medical tests.
She said her husband had an old dispute with Harun, Saiful and Babu over fish farming. ‘They’ve been threatening us for a while,’ she said.
‘They broke into our house at about 10:30pm and beat up my mother-in-law before raping me,’ the victim said. ‘They also vandalised the house.’
Police visited the place after being called by the husband. They took the victim to police station and then sent her to a hospital.
Begumganj police station officer-in-charge Firoz Alam Molla said the victim’s husband filed a case on early Friday charging the three people with rape and vandalism.

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