Prime accused in Lakshmipur gang-rape held
Lakshmipur: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the main accused in the gang-rape of a young girl after abduction from a bus at Jaksin Bazar on the Lakshmipur-Dhaka Road in the town early Saturday.
The arrestee was Arif Hossain of Rajibpur village in the sadar upazila.
Tipped off, a team of Rab intercepted a bus of ‘Jonaki Paribahan’ and arrested Arif early in the morning, said Rab deputy director Major ZM Sakib Siddique.
On 29 June, Arif Hossain along with 4/5 people picked up the young girl into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at gunpoint and took her to an abandoned house in Rajibpur area of sadar upazila in the evening.
Later they raped the girl by turn at a house keeping her confined there for three days.
A team of detectives rescued the young girl and sent her to sadar hospital for treatment on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the victim filed a case with Sadar Police Station accusing Arif, Rajib and three others.