999 call: Two arrested after woman raped on truck

24 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Police on Tuesday night arrested two people for allegedly raping a handicapped woman on a truck in Sirajganj’s Koddermor area, UNB.

The arrestees were truck driver Sohel Rana, 32, son of Mansur Ali of Bogra and the helper Mohammad Abdul Wahab Sheikh, 28, son of Mohammad Zahurul Sheikh of Shibganj upazila.

Police were able to arrest them and rescue the rape victim with a quick response to a 999 call report.

Officer-in-charge (OC) of Bangabandhu Bridge West Police Station Mosaddek Ali said the 20-year-old mentally handicapped woman from Shimla village of Sirajganj’s Raiganj upazila went missing on Sunday night. On Tuesday, people in Gazipur’s Chandra found her and requested a freight truck to drop her off at Chandaikona along with two other passengers. “Reaching Tangail’s Elenga area, the driver and helper ask the two passengers to go for a tea break, citing mechanical glitch in the engine. But the passengers returned suspecting the odd and found the woman being raped,” he said.

The truck driver and helper managed to escape with the woman in the truck.

The passengers immediately reported the incident calling 999. Police at Bangabandhu Bridge West failed to stop the speeding truck and reached the barricade at the Kaddarmor area where the truck was eventually stopped.

The handicapped woman was rescued from the truck cabin and the truck was seized.

The OC said that the woman tried to provide hints through gestures of what happened.

A case was filed in this regard.