Police last night arrested five people on charges of raping a woman in Dhaka’s Uttara area on December 25.
The arrestees are: Sohel Rana, 19, Joynal Abedin, 28, Moinul Hossain, 26, Sumon Ali, 30, and Masum Ali, 36; all are day labours.
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They were arrested from different areas in Uttara after the 32-year-old victim filed a case with Uttara East Police Station last evening, said Tapash Kumar Das, additional deputy commissioner of (Airport Zone) Uttara Division Police.
The victim, hailing from Brahmanbaria, went to an under-construction building at Uttara’s Sector-6 to meet one of her acquaintances Zahirul Islam, a construction worker.
The five accused forcibly took her to the fifth floor of the building and raped her, the police officer said.
The accused rapists also beat up Zahirul and took away her earrings, and two of her mobile phones, threatening to kill her, the ADC said.