The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Thursday arrested the prime accused in a case over the gang rape of a woman in Goplaganj's Kashiani upazila on May 6.
The arrestee is Asad, 40, son of Nurul Islam of Ramnagar area in Bagharpara upazila of Jashore district.
Tipped off, a team of RAB-6 conducted a drive in Ramnagar area on Thursday noon and arrested Asad, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)-6 Jashore Camp Company Commander M Naziur Rahman said in a press briefing.
However, law enforcers are trying to arrest the four other accused in the case.
Earlier, the woman was reportedly raped by five men at Pingulia village in Goplaganj's Kashiani upazila.
According to the case statement, the victim was acquainted with a person named Mohin, 38, of Faridpur district.
On May 6, suspect Mohin asked the victim to meet him at Gopalganj Bhatiapara area. When the woman went to meet him there, Mohin and the other accused first took her to Lohagara Park in Narail district. On the way back, the suspected rapists, led by Asad, took her to a banana orchard in the area and raped her before fleeing the scene.
Later, a case was filed with Kashiani police station following a complaint lodged by the victim.
"Asad admitted his involvement in the gang-rape during the preliminary interrogation," said the RAB official.
The arrestee was handed over to Kashiani police station in Gopalganj, he added.