Police sources say one of the detained, Ruhul Amin, masterminded the incident
The police has detained two more suspects in the Noakhali gang rape case during a night-long drive.
Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, Char Jabbar police station Officer-in-Charge (OC), Md Nizamuddin said: “The drive to arrest more suspects is continuing.”
One of the detained suspects is Ruhul Amin, an ex-member of Ward 4 under Charjubili union. He was held by law enforcement near Wapda area of Noakhali sadar upazila around 2:30am on Thursday.
Police sources say Ruhul instigated the gang rape incident.
Meanwhile, a man named Bechu, another accused in the case was also arrested in Khajuria Village under Senbagh upazila around 2am.
On Wednesday, Detective Branch of police arrested two accused in the Noakhali gang rape case; one of whom is the prime accused.
The detectives arrested the prime accused, Sohel, during a raid on a brick field at Moheshpur in the Barura upazila, Comilla, on Wednesday afternoon.
The night before, they arrested the third accused—Swapan, 35—during a raid in the Azadnagar area, of the Ramgati upazila, in Lakshmipur.
A 30-year-old woman, mother of four, was gang-raped, allegedly by a group of local members of Awami League.
The woman’s husband, who filed a case against nine people with Char Jabbar police station on Monday night, said the group of miscreants—wielding firearms—barged into their home around midnight, tied him and his children up, forcefully took his wife away from their home, and gang-raped her.
The husband claimed they had attacked his wife because she had voted for the local BNP candidate in the 11th general election held on Sunday.