2 held in Habiganj over Sylhet gang rape

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Staff Reporter:

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested two youths from Mirpur Bazar in Bahubal upazila in  Habiganj district in connection with the gang-rape of a class six madrasa girl in Balaganj upazila here on November 22.

The arrestees are—Md Bashir Miah, 28, son of Sumuddin Miah, and Md Sitap Ali, 23, son of Abdul Salik, resident of Shiorkhan village of Balaganj upazila.

A team of Rab-9 Srimangal camp, led by assistant superintendent of Police Pijush Chandra Das, conducted drive in the area at 11:30am on Saturday and arrested the duo, said senior assistant Director Md Moniruzzaman of Rab-9 on Monday morning adding that the arrestees were handed over to the police station.

Earlier on November 22, a group of youth forcibly took the girl  to a cowshed and violated her there in turns.

Victim’s father filed a case with Balaganj Police Station over the incident accusing six people— two named and four unnamed—on Friday.unb

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