Woman raped in Chattagram

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Dailynewsun News Desk

Police arrested four people for allegedly raping and then mugging a woman in the port city’s Lalkhan Bazar area.

The arrestees are Md Monir Hossain, 33, Masum, 20, Didar, 22 and Sohel, 24.

Paritran Talukdar, assistant commissioner, Bayezid Bostami Zone of Chattogram Metropolitan Police, said the victim used to live with her husband in Lalkhan Bazar and later moved to Cumilla.

“In Cumilla, the couple fought and the husband came back to Chattogram on his own. Monir [an acquaintance of the couple] called the victim over phone and told her that her husband is in Chattogram and to come fix their marriage.

“The woman came to Chattogram city from Cumilla on Friday evening and stayed at Monir’s house as a guest. On Saturday morning, as Monir’s wife left the house, he held the victim at knifepoint and raped her.”

Officer-in-Charge Shahinul Islam of Khulshi Police Station said the woman left after the incident. But at noon, she returned to take her belongings when some men tried to force her into a marriage with Monir after learning about the rape.

“As she refused, they physically assaulted her and took all her valuables.”

The victim came to the station to file a case over mugging and torturing but police learned about the rape when she disclosed it to doctors at Chattogram Medical College Hospital, where she was sent to get tested at the One Stop Crisis Centre, he said, adding that police later conducted a drive and arrested the four, including Monir with a knife in his possession.