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Case filed over rape of 2 garment workers in Gazipur

  • They were visiting a fair
  • Police trying to arrest the accused 
Update : 27 Apr 2024, 02:18 PM

A case has been in connection with the rape of two garment workers in Gazipur’s Kaliakoir upazila on Friday night.

The incident took place when the rape survivors were visiting a Boishaki fair in the upazila on Thursday. 

The case was filed by one of the rape survivor’s mothers against residents of the area - Sakib Hossain and Shifat Hossain. 

Another resident of the area, Shajjad, allegedly called both of the rape survivors and asked them not to file a case and demanded Tk10 lakh on Friday morning. 

According to the case statement, the two workers, along with one of their male colleagues, went to visit the fair at around 8:30pm.

Later, the accused picked up them and took the three to a club room in the Jamtala Bazar area.

Later, they held them at gunpoint, took the women to a nearby jungle and violated them.

Kaliakoir police station Officer-in-Charge Abul Fazal Mohammad Nasim said they are investigating the matter and trying to arrest the culprits.

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