The accused fled the scene with Tk2 lakh in cash and jewellery
A group of miscreants raped a housewife and robbed her house allegedly over a dispute in Morrelganj upzila of Bagerhat.
The incident took place at Harun Hawladar’s house in East Chipabarikhali village under Nishanbaria Union early on Sunday.
The 40-year-old rape survivor was admitted to Morrelganj Hospital and was later shifted to Bagerhat Sadar Hospital on Sunday afternoon.
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Superintendent of Police KM Ariful Haque and Officer-in-Charge Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury visited the house.
According to Harun Hawlader, eight to ten robbers broke the grill of the window and entered the house around 2am. “They beat us up with sharp weapons, and tied my wife in a separate room.”
Then they raped her, and left the house with about Tk2 lakh in cash and gold ornaments.
The OC said that they had not received any complaints. “The victim’s family has named some persons, who are their relatives and neighbours.
“The matter will be investigated seriously and legal action will be taken,” he added.