Earlier on Friday, the court recorded the victim’s statement, said inspector Ruhul Amin, investigation officer in the case.

On Thursday, the woman’s husband filed the case under the Prevention of Women & Children Repression Act at Cox's Bazar Sadar Model Police Station accusing seven people.

The 22-year-old woman came to Cox's Bazar with her husband and their eight-month-old baby on Wednesday morning and checked into a hotel.

In the afternoon, the family went out for a stroll on the sea beach. At Laboni point, the woman's husband had an altercation with one of the accused - thought to be Ashiq, who has an extensive criminal record and only got out of his last stint in jail two weeks ago, after they accidentally bumped into each other.

What started as a small argument soon snowballed into a major altercation and the young man called his accomplices to the spot. Later in the day they kidnapped the family in two auto-rickshaws and took them to a desolate place near the golf club where three of them allegedly violated the woman.

Later, the family was taken to a hotel named Zia Guest Inn. Remanded Riaz Uddin is the manager of this hotel and a friend of Ashiq. There the three accused violated the victim again. They did let her go in the early hours of Thursday and threatened her not to tell anything about the incident to anyone.

Lieutenant Colonel Khairul Islam Sarkar, commanding officer of RAB-15, said their team rushed to the family's rescue soon after they got the call from the woman.