Police in a drive arrested five men on charges of raping a woman
after tying her husband at Hazirhat area in Rangpur
district on Saturday night.
The arrested are Rana , 28, Samsul, 30, Zahidul, 27, Bulu, 27, and Alamgir Hossain.
Abu Maruf Hossain, deputy commissioner (crime) of Rangpur Metropolitan Police, confirmed the matter on Sunday morning.
It was known that the arrested persons abducted the victim and her husband over an allegation of a goat theft. Then, they took the couple to an empty tin-shed house where the accused persons violated the woman after tying her husband with a pillar of the house, said Abu Maruf Hossain.
Later, the victim managed to escape from the scene and lodged a case with Hazirhat Police Station on the same night accusing the five persons.
Following the case, police conducted a raid in the area and detained them, said Rajifuzzaman Basunia, officer-in-charge of Hazirhat Police Station.
The victim was sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital for medical checkup and the arrested persons were produced before a court, said the OC.
Legal action would be taken in this regard, the OC added.