A Dhaka court on Tuesday placed five people on a three-day remand, following their arrest in connection with the gang rape of a female garment worker in a moving bus in Dhamrai on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway early Monday.
Dhaka Judicial Magistrate Atiqul Islam passed the order when Md Zakaria, inspector of Dhamrai police station brought them to court with a seven-day remand request.
The remanded are Md Sohel Rana of Gawail village in Dhamrai, Makbul Hossain of Kelia village of the same upazila, Babu Mollik, a bus driver of Kotpara village in Chuadanga upazila, Abdul Aziz of Deokhola village in Phulbari of Mymensingh, Balram, son of Mohalal of Dimran village in Nilphamari.
Earlier, on Monday, police arrested the five people from the Kochmoch area on the Dhaka-Aricha highway.
Officer-in-Charge of Dhamrai police station, Md Rizaul Haque, said on Sunday night the victim got on a bus from the Islampur area and all its passengers got off when it reached the Kalampur bus stand area.
Then five bus staff, including its driver and his assistant, locked the gate and violated the girl one after another, he said.
After hearing the victim screaming, locals informed the police. Police chased the bus and rescued her from the Kochmoch area of Dhamrai upazila, he added. Police also arrested the five-bus staff from the spot.