Noakhali, Jan 4 (UNB) – Two more people were arrested from Chattogram on Friday over the gang rape of a woman at Charjubli of Subarnachar upazila after the general election.
The arrestees were identified as Hasan Ali Bulu, 60, an associate of Subarnachar upazila unit Awami League publicity secretary and mastermind of the incident Ruhul Amin, and Jasim Uddin, 30, son of Motaher Hossain of Bagga village here.
Nizam Uddin, officer-in-charge of Charjabbar Police Station, said police arrested Hasan Ali from Madarbari of Chattogram city and Jasim from Nazirhat in Fatikchhari of Chattogram district in the early hours.
Bulu allegedly hired miscreants at Tk 10,000 for committing the gang rape, according to police.
With this, seven people have so far been arrested in connection with the gang rape of the woman.
On Thursday, detectives in their separate drives arrested Ruhul Amin, also former member of Charjubli union parishad, and Bechu Miah in the early hours over the incident.
A team of Detective Branch (DB) arrested Ruhul Amin from a poultry farm in Sadar upazila while Bechu Mia from a brick kiln in Senbagh upazila, the SP said.
Earlier, police arrested Badshah Alam from Charbajuli on Tuesday while prime accused Sohel from Cumilla district and Md Swapan from Laxmipur district on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, local MP and district AL general secretary Ekramul Karim Chowdhury on Friday announced to take the responsibility of treatment, legal aid and rehabilitation of the victim.
On behalf of the MP, an AL team went to Noakhali General Hospital in the afternoon to visit the victim and made the announcement.
According to the victim’s husband, a group of hoodlums stormed their house in the early hours of Monday and tied up all the family members except his wife.
They took the woman outside the house at gunpoint where they violated her in turns, the victim’s husband claimed.
After the rape, they also threatened the victim not to disclose the matter to anyone, saying they would kill her if otherwise, he said.
With the help of neighbours, the victim was taken to hospital on Monday noon and a case was filed against nine people over the incident.