Since the incident, Kawsar was absconding for nearly 10 months
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested the main accused in connection with a gang-rape case of a schoolgirl from Gazipur.
The arrested is Kawsar Hossain, 22, of Jolarpar area of Sadar upazila in Gazipur.
Since the incident, Kawsar was absconding for nearly 10 months. Based on a tip-off, members of RAB 1 conducted a raid in the Sadar police station area on Tuesday night and detained Kawsar.
RAB 1 Pirabari camp Company Commander, Abdullah Al-Mamun, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday.
Lieutenant Commander Abdullah Al-Mamun said, the tenth grader of a school in South Salna area of Sadar upazila in Gazipur was returning home from school on the afternoon of June 7 last year. Around four to five young men, including Kawser, kidnapped the schoolgirl and locked her in a house belonging to a Hossain Ara Begum in Mollahpara, tied her, and gang-raped her.
On 9 June, a case was filed with Gazipur Sadar police station against five, making Kawser the main accused in the incident.
The process of transferring Kawser to the police station is underway, Al-Mamun said.