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One more held in siblings’ gang rape

Update : 27 May 2014, 09:20 PM

Police arrested another youth yesterday for his alleged involvement in the rape of two sisters in Beanibazar of the district on Sunday.

Selim Ahmed, 28, was arrested on the information provided in the case filed by the plaintiff, the victims’ father, said OC of Beanibazar police Abul Kalam Azad.

Local police on Monday arrested another suspect Nazrul Islam, who is the brother of the main accused Joynul Islam, the son of Makdam Ali from Pailgram of the same upazila. 

“We are interrogating the duo to get information about the others responsible. If needed, we will take them to court, seeking remand,” the OC said.

According to the case, seven-eight masked men entered the house at Charkhai union early Sunday by breaking open the door and threatened the parents with knives and sharp weapons. “At one stage, they tied up my wife and I and pounced on our daughters,” said the father.

The plaintiff could only identify Joynul.

Meanwhile, the victims, admitted to Osmani Medical College Hospital after the incident, were released yesterday at noon after a forensic examination was conducted, SI Abdus Sattar of the hospital’s One Stop Crisis Centre told the Dhaka Tribune.

When contacted, Deputy Director of the hospital Dr Tonmoy Bhattacharya referred to the college authorities for information about the examination.

College Principal Morshed Ahmed Chowdhury did not answer the call made to his mobile phone. However, college sources said it might take two more days to get the forensic report. 

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