Police have arrested two more accused in a case over torturing a 35-year-old woman tying to a tree over a land dispute in Koyra upazila of Khulna.
The arrestees were Afsar Gazi, 40, and Akfar Hossain Gazi.
With the arrest of the two, four accused have so far been arrested.
Ibrahim Ali, inspector (Investigation) of Koyra police station, said they were arrested Saturday noon.
“Efforts are on to arrest the other accused,” he added.
Meanwhile, Maheshwaripur UP Chairman Shahanewaz Shikari held a press conference at the Union Parishad Saturday afternoon and claimed that the information about his involvement in the incident given by the victim's family in the media is untrue, fabricated and politically motivated. He expects fair investigation into the incident.
Earlier, two accused, Arafat Hossain and Saidur Rahman, were arrested after a case was lodged against 14 people on Friday night, following a complaint from the woman's father, said ABSM Doha, officer-in-charge of Koyra police station.
A longstanding dispute between the woman's father and their neighbour over a land dispute took a violent turn on July 11 when they clashed with each other.
The neighbour and his accomplices subsequently abducted Shamima and tied her to a tree and beat her up. Unable to bear the torture, the woman fell unconscious, the police said.
Police managed to rescue her after getting a call on emergency hotline number 999 but the accused could flee. The woman is currently being treated at Khulna Medical College and Hospital.
The other accused in the case are Abdul Khalek Gazi, Nur Alam, Shafiqul Islam Gazi, Rafiqul Islam Gazi, Liakat Gazi, Salauddin Gazi, Khokan Gazi, Nasrin Sultana, Sabina Akter and Abdul Maleque Gazi, police said.