Police arrested three youths on allegation of gang raping a 22-year-old girl in Chattogram who ran away from her home in Cumilla.
The arrestees were identified as Md Ariful Islam Arif, 23, son of Md Abul Hossain, Md Nayan, 29, son of Saifuddin Prakash, and Md Abdul Latif, 22, son of Md Solaiman, said Jahir Hossain, Officer-in-Charge of Akbar Shah police station in Chattogram.
According to police, the girl from Cumilla left her home out of anger and reached Chattogram on Saturday morning by train. When she decided to return, she could not do so as she had no money.
Around 11:30 she was sitting in front of a house at Shapla Residential area under Akbar Shah police station when accused Nayan came to her and said he will give her a job and keep her with his family.
Later Arif and Latif joined him and took the girl to an under construction building and fled after raping her.
Police rescued the girl from the building after being informed by locals, said OC Jahir.
The accused were arrested from different places in the city during a drive conducted from Saturday evening to Sunday morning.
“The accused have accepted their crime during primary interrogation and the girl is currently under treatment at One-stop Crisis Center,” he said.
Accused Arif and Nayan were arrested last year in another rape case filed with Kotwali police station, said the OC.