Pregnant woman raped by brother-in-law in Bandarban

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Bandarban, Dec 24: A pregnant woman was raped allegedly by her brother in-law and his associate at Lama upazila in Bandarban early hours of Thursday, police said.

The crime occurred around 2 am at Boidyavita area in Ruposhipara union when the woman went out to washroom.

The attackers forcefully took her behind the house and locked her two children from outside.

The woman used to live with her children in that house as her husband works abroad.

The woman said, the miscreants also took away cash and gold jewelry from the house before they locked the house.

Neighbours found her unconscious and tied with a tree on Thursday morning hearing the cries of her two children locked inside the house.

They then informed police.

The woman filed a case against her husband’s step brother Jaynal Abedin and another unidentified person at Lama police station under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act later on Thursday, said Md Shahidul Islam Chowdhury, Officer-in-Charge of Lama police station.

He said legal actions will be taken against the accused soon after investigation.