Another accused held over Noakhali gang rape

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Prothom Alo illustrationDetectives in a drive arrested another accused from Gouripur in Cumilla district early Friday in a case over the 'gang-rape' of a woman at Charbajuli village in Subarnachar upazila of Noakhali on 31 December, reports UNB.

The arrestee is Jamaluddin alias Henju Majhi, 29, a listed accused of the case.

Tipped off, a team of DB police conducted a drive in Gouripur of Cumilla district and arrested Henju Majhi, who remained absconding since the incident came to light, said Abul Khayer, inspector of DB police.

With this, 11 people have so far been arrested over the gang-rape.

Meanwhile, a total six accused Salauddin, Abu Hossain, Mohammad Sohel and Jashim Uddin made confession over the gang-rape.

On 5 January, seven accused -- Sohel, Jasim, BadshahAlamBasu, Ruhul Amin, Hasan Ali Bhulu, Swapan and Bechhu -- were placed on a five-day remand in the case.

The woman, a mother of four, was gang-raped at Charjubli village in the upazila on 31 December by a gang of 10-12 people allegedly being ordered by Ruhul Amin after the general elections.

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