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Bus dacoity & rape in Tangail: 2 more accused submit confessional statements

  • Tangail Correspondent
  • 10th August, 2022 11:15:21 PM
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Bus dacoity & rape in Tangail: 2 more accused submit confessional statements

Two more accused in a case filed over recent dacoity and rape in a running bus in Tangail confessed to committing the said offences.

A total of 13 accused have been arrested so far in connection with the case.

With Sagar and Babu, number of confessing accused has risen to nine.

The duo submitted the statements in front of Tangail Chief Judicial Magistrate Nawrin Karim on Wednesday.

Six accused were placed on remand by the Tangail court to extract information the previous day.

On August 3, a crime occurred in Raktipara area of Tangail's Madhupur upazila giving Goosebumps to all.

Hailing from Kushtia, the bus took the busy Dhaka-Tangail Highway in the Natiapara area. Posing as passengers, the seven dacoits boarded the bus in two groups in a span of 10 minutes around 11pm after it resumed its onward journey following a stopover at a hotel in Sirajganj district.

The dacoits took control of the bus at gunpoint and compelled the driver to run the vehicle towards Madhupur upazila.

Twenty-four people, including 22 passengers and two staffers, were on board the bus of ‘Eagle Paribahan’ at the time were held hostage.

At one stage, the armed gang robbed the twenty-four people, including 22 passengers of cash, jewellery and mobile phones.

They blindfolded the passengers and raped a woman commuter on board.

Later, a case was filed with Tangail police station in this regard.

On August 8, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the ten accused including mastermind Ratan Hossain from different places of Dhaka and Gazipur and held a press briefing.