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Driver confesses to involvement in gang rape of woman on moving bus in Ashulia

  • Published at 12:19 pm May 29th, 2021
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Police present before the media the six individuals arrested over the gang rape of a young woman on a moving bus in Savar, Saturday, May 29, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

Five other accused remanded

An accused has given his confessional statement in the case filed over the rape of a young woman on a moving bus in Savar’s Ashulia area on the outskirts of Dhaka.

Sumon, 24, admitted under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure that he was involved in the gang rape. He was later sent to Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.

Meanwhile, the other five individuals accused in the case — Arian, 18, Saju, 20, Shohag, 25, Saiful Islam, 40, and Monowar Hossain, 24 — were each placed on a three-day remand for interrogation.

Dhaka Senior Judicial Magistrate Shahzadi Fahmida issued the remand order on Saturday.

The rape incident took place early on Saturday in Ashulia Gorur Hat area on the Ashulia-C&B Bypass Road, Ashulia police station Inspector Abdur Rashid told Dhaka Tribune.

All of the six arrested in the case are residents of Kamarpara and employees of a bus service.

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Police said the 20-year-old victim had boarded a bus of “New Gram Bangla Paribahan'' on her way home to Narayanganj’s Chashara area after visiting her sister in Manikganj. The driver of the bus and his assistant dropped the passengers off, excluding the woman, before reaching the last destination of their route.

They then forcibly took her to Nabinagar by the bus, where the driver, his assistant and four others raped her.

After a while, a police patrol team rescued the woman on hearing her screams and detained the six.

The rape survivor, who filed a case with Ashulia police station, was later sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for a medical test.

Police have impounded the bus in question.

Raihanul Islam Akand, our correspondent in Gazipur, contributed to this report