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Two youths arrested on rape charges

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Police yesterday arrested two youths on charges of raping a 14-year-old girl in Bagerhat's Rampal.

Sheikh Russell Hossen, 24, of Gobindpur village, and Rakib Hossain Sajol, 26, of Kalekharber village, were arrested from Zero Point and Foila areas of the upazila in the early hours, reports our Bagerhat correspondent quoting police.

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The girl's maternal uncle filed a rape case against the youths, said Officer-in-Charge of Rampal Police Station SM Ashraful Alam.

According to the case statement, around 3:20pm on Friday, one Rahmat Ali, 20, and Russell abducted the girl on a motorcycle from Ronsen Mor area beside Khulna-Mongla highway and took her to an isolated place where Rakib was staying. Later, the three youths raped her.

"We have arrested two of the three accused. We are trying to arrest the other accused [Rahmat]," the OC added.