Published:  10:26 PM, 12 October 2019

4 held in Dhaka, Habiganj on rape, rape attempt charges

4 held in Dhaka, Habiganj on rape, rape attempt charges

Police have arrested four people on charges of raping three women in Dhaka and rape attempt on a girl in Habiganj.

In Dhaka, three people were arrested for allegedly raping three women, including a teenager, in different areas of Savar upazila.

The arrestees were identified as Wasim, Jasim and Monirul Islam Alif. 

Police said a woman, 29, of Manikganj got acquainted with Wasim through Facebook. Wasim lured the woman to give her a job in a garment factory. 

She came to Wasim for the job on Friday. However, he took her to a house at Hizla village in Amin Bazar where he raped her. 

Later at night, the victim filed a case with Savar Model Police Station.

A teenage girl, 17, was raped by her uncle Jasim when she came to visit his house at Parbatipur in the municipality. 

In another incident, a female garment worker was raped several times by Monirul Islam Alif on the promise of marriage at a rented house at Bhagolpur in the municipality. 

On information, police rescued the victims and sent them to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday for medical tests, said AFM Sayed, officer-in-charge of Savar Model Police Station. 

In Habiganj, police arrested the supervisor of a bus for reportedly trying to rape a minor girl on a Dhaka-bound running bus on Saturday afternoon.

The arrestee was identified as Manik Mollah, a supervisor of ‘Ena Paribahan’ and son of Najir Mia of Kabilpur village in Sonaimuri upazila of Noakhali district. 

KM Amiruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Madhabpur Police Station, said a family from Baniachang upazila was going to Dhaka from Habiganj by the bus.

Manik took the girl, a Class-III student, to the back seat of the bus and tried to rape her.

Hearing her screams, other passengers, including her parents, rescued her and caught Manik. 

Later, he was handed over to police after a good beating.

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