Police have arrested the bus driver and his two assistants for raping a 16-year-old girl on a moving bus in Narayanganj’s Bandar area. The incident took place near the Madanpur bus stand on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway on Sunday night.
Police arrested the accused when the victim contacted the National Emergency Assistance Number 999. One of the arrested persons is bus driver Nurul Haque (21), son of Ali of Mashuria village under Mithamin police station in Kishoreganj district. The driver’s two assistants arrested in the incident were minors. One of them is 18 years old and the other is 14 years old. One of them lives in Barguna and the other in Rupganj in Narayanganj. Police seized the bus.
According to the victim, she left for Gauchia in Narsingdi around 10 pm on Sunday. At that time he got on a bus called Muktijoddha Paribahan plying on the Sayedabad-Gauchia road from Jatrabari. When the bus reached Chittagong Road, all the passengers got off. But the bus with him went in front of Jahin Garment at Madanpur bus stand. At that time, three people including the driver raped her by playing loud songs. He later got down and called 999.
The Officer-in-charge (OC) of Bandar Police Station Deepak Chandra Saha said the bus driver, conductor, and helper have been arrested. A case has been filed in this regard.
Meanwhile, a fifth-grade student of Postkamuri Dakshinpara village in Tangail’s Mirzapur municipality has been accused of raping her. A case has been filed against a young man named Anik (18) in this incident. Anik is the son of Bakka Mia of that village. The child’s mother filed a case in this regard on Monday.