Police arrested a rail employee in Sreemangal for allegedly raping a disabled woman in a moving train. The victim herself filed a rape case against the accused at railway police station.
The arrestee is Jabed, 25, assistatant generator operator of the train.
According to the passengers, on Friday night while the Dhaka bound ‘Shurma Mail’ was passing through the Lawachara National Park, accused Jabed forcefully took the victim into the generator room and raped her. Hearing the victim's screams, passengers captured Jabed and handed him over to Shreemangal railway police later.
Sheemangal railway police station’s Officer-in-Charge Md Alamgir Hossain said passengers captured the accused as he was trying to run away after raping the victim in a secluded compartment of the train. The case is under investigation and the accused was sent to jail after appearing before court.
The victim was sent to Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital for necessary medical tests, said police.
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