Police on Friday arrested seven youths on charges of gang-raping a woman at Kapasia upazila in Gazipur.
Duty Officer Sub-Inspector (SI) of Kapasia Police Station Aminul Islam conformed the matter.
The arrestees are Roman Bepari, 20, son of Mostafa Bepari of Targaon area of Kapasia, Jobayer, 21, son of Mohsin, Mostarin Sardar, 21, son of Mofiz Uddin Sardar, Mahbubul Hossain Shakib, 22, son of Ehsan Moral and Masum Sheikh, 21, son of late Shafur Uddin, Rakib Hossain, 20, son of Shamsul Haque, Mahfuzul Haque, 20, son of Badal Moral.
However, the prime accused Sakhawat, son of Ainuddin of Char Kham village in Kapasia, is still at large, said Sub-Inspector Aminul Islam, officer-in-charge of Kapasia Police Station.
A housewife, 22, was gang-raped in Nabipur Naraiddartek area underTargaon Union in Kapasia around 9:30 pm on Thursday (December 16).
The victim, the mother of one was visiting her father's house at the time of the incident. Sakhawat, the prime accused, had asked her over mobile phone to meet him at Nabipur Naraidartek. When she went there, Sakhawat along with seven other raped her. After informing the matter to the police station, police conducted a raid and arrested them.
A case was filed with the police station in this connection. The woman has been sent to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital for tests, she added.
Victim's husband’s house is in Manohardi upazila of Narsingdi district. Her husband is an expatriate.
Kaliganj Circle Additional Superintendent of Police Farzana Yasmin said the accused had been arrested in connection with the gang-rape of a housewife.