3 held for gang-rape of teen with challenges
Three youths were arrested yesterday on charge of gang-raping an intellectually challenged girl in Gazipur's Tongi.
Police said around Saturday noon, the 15-year-old victim was sitting near her home when Rafiqul Islam, 19, lured the girl away with food. Rafiqul was a friend of the girl's elder brother.
Rafiqul then took the girl to a room in Tongi's Nandu Mandal Road area and gang-raped her with his cohorts Nayeem Sheikh, 19, and Monirul Islam, 18.
All of the accused live in Kathaldia Kalabagan area under Tongi West Police Station.
Hours later, the girl was released.
After returning home, the victim shared the incident with her family members.
Police arrested the accused after the victim's father filed a case against the three, said Sha Alam, officer-in-charge (OC) of Tongi West Police Station.