On being informed, Banshkhali police conducted a drive and arrested the duo on Monday night
Police on Tuesday arrested two persons for allegedly raping a 15-year old girl in Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong.
The incident took place at Prembazar area under Banshkhali upazila at around 10:30pm on Monday.
The arrestees were identified as Abul Bashar, 45, and Md Jamir, 35.
The victim has been sent to the One-stop Crisis Centre of Chittagong Medical College Hospital for medical tests.
According to the police, the girl, from Chakaria upazila of Cox’s Bazar, got a job as a domestic help in Chittagong city. Accused Abul Bashar got her the job on October 18.
But the girl was dismissed from her job on Monday. Bashar then told the girl he would take her back home.
At around 9pm on Monday, Abul Bashar got off at Prembazar area for snacks with the girl. Then, he took a different route, where he was joined by Jamir. At one point, the duo dragged the girl into a roadside paddy field and raped her. Hearing the girl’s screams, local residents rescued the girl, while the two men fled the scene.
On receiving information, Banshkhali police conducted a drive and arrested the duo that night.
Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, Banshkhali police station Officer-in-Charge Rezaul Karim said that the victim’s mother had lodged a case of rape against the two men.