Ramu police detained Ansar Ullah, 24, and Abdul Gafur, 20 from the spot while another suspect Belal Uddin, 25, is still on the run, police say
Police on Sunday arrested two men at Penchar Deep in Ramu over their attempt to rape a tourist, an Australian woman, at Good Vibe Cottage in Cox's Bazar.
Ansar Ullah, 24, and Abdul Gafur, 20, were detained from the spot while another suspect Belal Uddin, 25, is on the run, Ramu police have said.
Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, Md Iqbal Hossain, Superintendent of Police (SP), Cox’s Bazar, said police were investigating the incident as an utmost priority and had already arrested two suspects in connection with the attempted rape.
Since the investigation is going on, police did not disclose further information. But according to sources, the woman was able to call police on the 999 helpline and report the incident. The men were caught inside the hotel.
"The woman was taken to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital and later left for Dhaka, after getting the necessary treatment," the SP added.
Confirming the arrests, OC Md Abul Khair of Ramu police station said: "No case has been filed yet, but if the woman or the Australian High Commission does not file any complaint then the police will lodge a case and prosecute the perpetrators.”