Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members on Thursday arrested the key accused in the incident of gang-raping a woman while committing burglary tying her husband and son in Morrelganj upazila in Bagerhat.
The arrestee was identified as Riaz Shikder,38, son of Abdul Mazid from Barshibah village in the upazila.
Rab Khulna-6 nabbed the accused from Bagmara area in Kachua upazila during a drive, said Police Superintendant Al-Asad Md Mahfuzul Islam, also company commander of Rab-6.
He said Rab started a shadow investigation along with police after a case was filed at Morrelganj police station on Wednesday following the complaint lodged by the woman’s husband accusing Riaz and some 10 others.
Riaz is being interrogated at the Rab-6 office and efforts are on to capture the other accused, said the SP.
Meanwhile, Bagerhat Chief Judicial Magistrate recorded the statement of the woman in this case under section 22, said Md Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury, Officer-in-Charge of Morrelganj police station.
Dr Sheikh Adnan Hossain, Resident Medical Officer (RMO) of Bagerhat Sadar Hospital said, “A board consisting three female physicians has conducted the medical examinations of the housewife and they will soon give a report”.
In late hours of Tuesday, a gang of burglars entered a day-labourer’s house by digging through the lower part of the mud house before committing the crime.
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They also took way gold jewellery, money and other valuables from the house before fleeing, said the husband in the complaint.