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Robbery on Bus

Two more suspects arrested

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 6 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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Two more suspects arrested

Police on Friday arrested two more suspects allegedly involved in robbery and rape on a running bus in Tangail on Wednesday.

They were identified as Md Abdul Awal (30) and Nurnobi (26).

Police arrested Awal from Sutrapur Tankalikoyr village of Kaliakair Upazila of Gazipur district on Friday morning and Nurnobi from the Sohagpolli area of the same upazila.

The arrestees committed the robbery and rape on a bus of Eagle Paribahan. The bus was leaving from Kushtia on its way to Chattogram.

During primary interrogation, the arrestees confessed to their involvement in the robbery.

However, they denied their involvement in the gang rape of women on the running bus.

Sarkar Mohammad Kaiser, Tangail Superintendent of Police, said this while briefing reporters at a press conference at his office on Friday afternoon.

Earlier on August 4, police arrested Raja Mia (32), a bus driver by profession. He is the son of Harun of Kalihati upazila in Tangail.

 During primary interrogation, Raja confessed to his involvement in the incident and disclosed the names of others involved in the crime, the police officer said. He is now in police custody on a five-day remand.

The crime was committed on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in Madhupur Upazila of Tangail district in the early hours of Wednesday.