A group of men raped a woman after abducting her from a railway station where she was waiting to catch a train to visit her parental home, police said on Wednesday.
Police said they launched a hunt for the alleged rapists after the woman’s husband filed a case with Ullapara Model Police Station naming about 12 unidentified men for the assault.
The incident happened on Sunday night. According to the husband he along with his wife arrived at Salpa railway station under Ullapara upazila in Sirajganj district in the afternoon to take a train to go to his father-in-law’s home. He asked the wife to wait at a tea stall next to the station and went to pay the fare of the van driver who brought them there. On return she found his wife missing only to be found the next morning.
Deepak Kumar Das, Officer-in-Charge of the police station, said some local people on Monday morning reported to the husband that they saw a woman lying sick in a mango orchard in neighbouring Betkandi village, about half a kilometre away from the railway station.
Being informed, police rescued the rape survivor and admitted her to the hospital.
The survivor said after recovery that some people tactfully made her faint before she found herself in the lonely orchard at night. There the men raped her throughout the night before leaving her in a bad shape.
On Tuesday afternoon, the rape survivor's husband filed a case with the Ullapara Model Police Station against 10/12 unidentified persons.
Sirajganj Assistant Superintendent of Police Mahfuz Hossain (Ullapara Circle) said the police have launched a hunt for the perpetrators.