Two women gangraped, three held in Gopalganj, Jessore


Both of these women were raped by their respective supposed boyfriends and their friends

A woman and a minor were gangraped on Saturday in separate incidents in two districts of the country: Gopalganj and Jessore.

Both of these women were raped by their respective supposed boyfriends and their friends, police say.

In Gopalganj, a woman from Chitalmari Upazila was gangraped by a man she was romantically involved with, and his friends, according to police.

Soon after a case was filed against three men, Tungipara police arrested the prime accused Rafiq Munshi, 21, on Saturday night, said OC of the station, AFM Nasim.

The other two accused are Mazharul Sheikh, 22, and Abu Daud Milton Sheikh, 21, who are on the run, OC Nasim added.

He said: “On December 13, the woman left her home to meet her boyfriend Rafiq, when he took her to a bamboo garden in Gawhordanga village and raped her taking turns with his friends.”

In Jessore, a ninth grader was gangraped by her supposed lover and his friend in Jagadishpur of Chaugachha upazila, on Saturday.

Police say, acting on a case filed by the minor, Chaugachha police yesterday arrested the accused, Sagar Ahmed, the alleged boyfriend, and his friend Sajeeb Rahman.

According to the case statement, on Saturday, Sagar lured the girl into a parked private car and raped her taking turns with the other accused, Sajeeb. 

“She filed a case with Chaugachha police station,” confirmed OC Rifat Khan Rajeeb.