Man held for 'mixing sleeping pills' with cooked food for rape
Police detained a man at Bauphal upazila in Patuakhali district reportedly for mixing sleeping pills with food in an attempt to rape a family.
The incident took place at Dakshin Charwadel village in the upazila on Saturday night.
Locals said Jasim Howlader, a resident in the village, entered a fisherman’s house in the evening and mixed sleeping pills with cooked food. When a daughter of the fisherman asked him why he entered there, Jasim said he came to see what they cooked.
Later, the fisherman who was out of home for fishing found five of his family members unconscious in the morning after taking the food at night.
Locals detained Jasim in the morning and handed him over to police.
Chandradwip UP No. 9 Ward member Faruqe Hossain said Jasim confessed to them that he had mixed sleeping pills in a bid to rape.
Five members of the family are receiving treatment at Bauphal Upazila Health Complex.
Bauphal Police Station OC Mostafijur Rahman confirmed the matter.