September 19, 2021, 4:35 pm
Jewel Chowdhury, Habiganj :
Police have arrested CNG driver Johnny Mia, 25, for allegedly gang-raping a woman at Laskarpur in Habiganj Sadar Upazila. He later gave a confessional statement in court.
A team of police, including OC Daus Mohammad, arrested him from Subidpur area on Friday night on the instructions of Sadar Police Station OC Masuk Ali. He is the son of Rafiq Miah of Jhikua village in Chunarughat upazila.
The victim filed a rape case with the Sadar Police Station on Monday (April 12). Earlier, Sujan Mia, son of Renu Mia of Jhikua village in Chunarughat upazila and Simon Ahmed Shamim, son of Kasham Ali were arrested. They later pleaded guilty in court. In it they say Johnny’s name. He has been in hiding ever since.
Habiganj Sadar Police Station OC further said that a 25-year-old woman came down from Sylhet to the new bridge area around 6 pm on Sunday (April 11). He was waiting to go home. At that time, two youths including the driver tried to lure him to Habiganj. But realizing their movements, the victim left for Habiganj in a battery-powered autorickshaw. At this time it is 8 o’clock at night. On the other hand, the CNG-powered autorickshaw followed the woman. When he reached Kalimnagar area, the battery of the autorickshaw carrying him ran out of charge.
Johnny Mia, a CNG-powered driver, tactfully picked up the victim in his car. Shamim and Sujan were also in his car. After that he drove fast and entered Dhuliakhal-Mirpur road and took him to a secluded garden next to Lashkarpur union office. There, the woman was taken hostage at gunpoint in an autorickshaw and gang-raped overnight. At that time they left for Habiganj with the victim. On the way to Charhamua point, the victim started shouting when she saw the shop open. Later, they surrounded the area and arrested two persons named Sujan and Shamim along with Auto. Johnny pleaded guilty in the Habiganj Senior Judicial Magistrate’s Court on Saturday evening under Section 164. After a long hearing, the court judge ordered him sent to jail.