A housewife was raped allegedly by one of her neighbours at Goga village in Jashore’s Sharsha upazila on Wednesday.
The victim, wife of a Malaysia expatriate, is mother of two children.
Quoting the victim, local union parishad (UP) member Moniruzzaman said Abdul Hamid, 42, son of Abdul Jalil of the village, tactfully entered the victim’s house on Wednesday and forcibly raped her around 11:30pm.
Hamid also tried to strangle the victim when she cried for help, but could not do so and fled the scene sensing the presence of the villagers, the UP member said.
The villagers alleged that Hamid was involved with such crimes before but the matter was settled through mutual negotiation.