Robbery, gang-rape on moving bus: Main accused remanded

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Tangail, Aug 04: A court in Tangail on Thursday afternoon placed the main accused in the case filed over the robbery and gang-rape on a moving bus in the district on a five-day remand.

Tangail Senior Judicial Magistrate Court Judge Badal Kumar Chanda on Thursday afternoon passed the order against Raja Miah after police had produced him before the court, seeking a seven-day remand.

The court inspector Tanvir Ahmed confirmed the matter.

Detective police arrested Raja, a resident of Bolla village in Kalihati upazila, from new bus terminal area of the district early today.

He lives in the new bus stand area of the town and used to drive bus on the Dhaka-Tangail highway occasionally.

It is to be noted that, a bus of Eagle Paribahan with 30-35 passengers was going to Dhaka from Kushtia. A group of robbers boarded the bus when it made a stopover at a hotel in Sirajganj.

Later, they gang-raped a female passenger after looting mobiles, cash money, and ornaments from other passengers of the bus in Madhupur upazila of Tangail on Tuesday night.