Khagrachhari robbery, gang rape of girl pre-planned: Police
Published : Sunday, 27 September, 2020 at 6:59 PM Count : 272
Police have informed that the gang rape of an indigenous woman after robbery in a house in Khagrachhari was pre-planned.
"Police have arrested seven people in this connection after conducting drives in Sadar, Ramgarh and Guimara of the district and different areas of Chattogram," said Abdul Aziz, superintendent of Khagrachhari in a press conference held at his office on Sunday.
The arrested persons are: M Amin,40, M Belal Hossain,23, M Iqbal Hossain,21, M Abdul Halim,28, M Shahin Mia,19, M Antar,20, and M Abdur Rashid.
The robbery was committed and the woman raped in a planned way, the SP said, adding that 6/7 cases have also been filed against the accused including of theft, robbery, drug and rape.
"The accused got acquainted with each other in jail. After release from jail, they got involved with criminal activities with each other's help," he said.
Police, however, seized looted Tk 4,900, a mobile phone set, a shovel, two knives, a CNG-run autor-ickshaw without number plate and Tk 48,000 which they got after selling the looted gold ornament from their possessions.
The mother of the victim, who is now in the house of a relative, said her daughter is traumatized and in fear. She is reluctant to talk to anybody.
Officer-in-charge of Khagrachhari Sadar Police Station Md Rashid said said the girl's mother filed a case accusing nine persons. "We've already arrested seven accused in the case. Drives are on to arrest the remaining twoaccused," he said.
A gang of robbers swooped into the victim's house in Balpaiye Adam area in the district town early Thursday.
They tied up the victim's parents and brutally gang raped her.
They also robbed gold ornaments and mobile cell phones from the victim's house.
Victim's mother, later, filed two cases accusing nine people over the matter on Thursday.