Prime accused in Laxmipur gang-rape held

Prime accused in Laxmipur gang-rape held

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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 Laxmipur-Dhaka Road in the district town early Saturday.The arrestee was identified as Arif Hossain, son of Hafiz Ullah of Rajibpur village in 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 June 29, 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. -UNB, Laxmipur

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