Police arrested two persons for allegedly attempting to rape a housewife on a running minibus in Chattogram city early today.
The incident took place around 2:00am at Kazir Dewri area of the city, reports our Chattgoram correspondent quoting Md Mohsin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station.
The arrestees were identified as driver of the minibus Rabiul Awal, 22, and his helper Md Hridoy, 24.
The victim, a housewife, boarded the minibus around 11:00pm at Notun Bridge area to go to Dewanhaat Mistrypara area, the OC said quoting an FIR filed by the victim with the police station.
After all other passengers left the minibus when it reached GEC intersection, the victim asked if the minibus would go till Dewanhaat, according to the FIR.
The minibus driver and helper agreed to this, and as the victim wanted to get down after they reached near Kajir Dewri area, the helper assaulted her and tried to violate her.
Hearing screams of the victim, a cattle-laden truck followed the minibus and with help of patrol police at Kajir Dewri and local people, the woman was rescued and the culprits were detained, the OC also said.
The victim later filed a case with Kotwali Police Station accusing Rabiul and Hridoy over the attempted rape, the official also said.
The arrestees have confessed to their involvement in the incident in primary interrogation, he added.