Police arrested a man on Monday on charge of harassing and thrashing wo sisters at Savar ferry ghat.
The accused was identified as Md Selim, a local muscleman accused in several other cases including a Narcotic case in 2017, said Kazi Mainul Islam officer-in-charge of Savar Model police station.
Earlier, on Sunday mother of the two girls filed a complaint against two people, mentioning Selim as the main accused at the Savar Model police station.
According to the complaint, on Saturday night the victims were returning home at Kaundia upazila in Savavr from Mirpur. As they reached the Kaundia ferry ghat around 9:30 pm Selim waylaid them and sexually abusing the elder sister.
As they protested Selim verbally abused them and started beating both of them with an umbrella with the help of his nephew Ripon.
As people started gathering, hearing cries of the victims, Selim and Ripon ran away leaving them severely injured.
Locals later took them to Savar Upazila health complex.
The elder sister said, “ Selim hugged me with ill intentions and as we protested he thrashed us.”
After filing axcsse Kaundia police outpost in-charge Harunur Rashid conducted a drive at the Kaundia bazar area and arrested Selim.
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The accused has been produced before court, said the OC.