A housewife on Monday night was allegedly gang-raped in Rajshahi’s Bagha Upazila.

A group of three miscreants broke into the house at Kaligram village of the upazila and raped her at knifepoint when her husband was away.

The victim filed a case against the three individuals at Bagha police station.

Police arrested a man named Suruj Malitha in connection with the case.

According to the case statement, it was raining at around 12:00 am when Suruj (32), son of Ruban Malitha, Jhantu (33), son of Elahi Box and Rujdar (35), son of Gulumal of the same village, broke into the house and raped her.

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Victim’s husband was away from home and her 2 children were threatened to be killed, the statement further reads.

Local councillor Saiful Islam said a case had been filed against the accused a few years back for allegedly raping another woman in the village. “They are also involved in the drug trade as well,” he said.

Bagha Police Station office-in-charge (OC) Nazrul Islam said the victim was sent to the OCC of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for a physical examination.

One of the arrested was sent to jail through the court. The operation to arrest the other accused was being continued, he added.

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