Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested gang rape accused Patuakhali Sramik League leader Shakil Mridha. He is Mahipur Thana unit Sramik League General Secretary Shakil Mridha
He was arrested on Thursday ((September 19) at night. A shooter gun, a foreign pistol and 390 pieces of Yaba tablets from their possession, confirmed RAB-8 Deputy Captain Major Khan Sajibul Islam.
RAB-8 members arrested Mahipur Thana unit Sramik League General Secretary Shakil Mridha, and three other accused Md Saiful Islam (25) Robiul Hawlader (35) and Md Robiul Bhuiyan (35) from Panama Hotel of the district town around 7:00 am.
Shakil allegedly beat up Siddik Hawlader of West Chapli area under Dhulsar union, the plaintiff in the gang rape case and also the husband of the victim, on Tuesday. Siddik suffered fractures in his left hand and both legs.
Injured Siddik filed the case accusing 10-12 including Shakil for violating his wife on April 15, police said.
He had been sent to jail in the case, but recently released from prison on bail.