A college student was gang-raped in a student mess on Madhuranath Public School road in Barishal township Friday afternoon.
Police arrested three people – Rabbi Mallik, resident of the area, Saiful Islam Sazib, a third-year student of BM College, and their cohort Manik Sheikh – for their alleged involvement immediately after the incident.
Police sources and locals said the victim, a student of Kashipur High School and College, went to a student mess near BM College to collect some notes from another student named Md Imtiaz, who is her boyfriend, according to police.
Rabbi, one of the detained trio, who is accused in several cases including drug peddling, suddenly appeared there and allegedly forcibly took the girl to another student mess, where he raped her after forcefully administering sedatives on her.
Rabbi's associates Manik and Saiful also raped the student while she was still unconscious.
Receiving information from Imtiaz, police rescued the victim from the spot and sent her to One Stop Crisis Centre in Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital, said Barishal Metropolitan Police Commissioner S M Ruhul Amin.