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Noakhali gang rape: Another accused held in Comilla

  • Published at 02:10 pm January 11th, 2019
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The Detective Branch of police presents another accused in the Noakhali gang rape case, arrested from Comilla, on Friday; January 11, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

With the arrest of Henju, 11 people have been arrested over the gang-rape, thus far

The Detective Branch of police has arrested another accused in the Noakhali gang rape case, at Gouriur in Comilla, on Friday morning.

The arrestee has been identified as Jamaluddin alias Henju Majhi, 29.

Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune District DB officer Md Abul Khayer said: "Henju's name came up during the investigation. The victim had his name on the rape case’s accused list.

"He had fled right after the incident. He had been hired as a helper on a Dhaka-Chittagong bus service. However, responding to a tip-off we were able to arrest him from the Daudkandi area of Comilla.

"He will be produced before the court after interrogation.

We will ask the court for remand."

Tipped-off, a team of DB police conducted a drive, in Gouripur of Comilla district; they arrested Henju Majhi, who remained absconding since the incident came to light, said Abul Khayer, inspector of DB police.

With the arrest of Henju, 11 people have been arrested over the gang-rape, thus far.

On December 31, a 30-year-old mother of four was gang-raped, allegedly by a group of local Awami League members.

The woman’s husband, who filed a case against nine people with the Charjabbar police station, said a 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 December 30, 2018.