#collegesafety | No arrests yet over gang rape of widow in Companiganj

Police are yet to take any action against the three youths who allegedly gang-raped a widow while she was returning home from a local market in Companiganj of Sylhet on Thursday evening.

The mother of three children survived the torture but was rescued in an unconscious state. Her relatives first took her to Companiganj Upazila Health Complex. The doctor on duty there sent her to MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital in Sylhet.

The incident took place at Lamadiskibari village of Companiganj upazila around 6pm on Thursday.

Quoting the woman, one of her relatives said that her husband died a few years ago. 

Since then, she has been working as a garment worker in Dhaka. Recently, she came home to Federgaon village on vacation. 

On Thursday, she was walking home from Telikhal market. Some local youths, including Fakhr Uddin and Tarek, followed her. As soon as she reached a secluded area of Lamadiskibari, they intercepted her, put a towel in her mouth and raped her. 

On hearing the news, the woman’s relatives rescued her in an unconscious state with a towel in her mouth. 

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Companiganj police station Sukanta Chakraborty said legal action would be taken if they received a complaint.

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