Miscreants raped two Hindu housewives at gunpoint in front of their family members for voting in the January 5 elections.

The incident took place at Hazrail Rishipara of Monirampur upazila in Jessore, just two days after the attack on Hindus at Malopara in Abhaynagar of the district on the election day.

Criminals, wearing masks, armed with guns and sharp weapons, stormed two Hindu homes late Tuesday night and early Wednesday. They tied up the men and children of the houses before violating the women.

The victims filed two cases with Monirampur Police Station on Friday against seven to eight unidentified men.

The Criminals, stormed a hut of the village around 10:00pm on Tuesday where they raped one of the women, reports our Jessore correspondent.

The second victim channel said in an interview with a television that the men broke into her house and tied up her husband, father, mother, in-laws and children, and then one of them raped her around 2:30am on Wednesday.

In the morning, the entire family of a victim left the area in fear.

Local union parishad member Afzal Hossain told journalists about the incident and that he had visited the homes the next day and talked to a victim. The woman had told Afzal that the rapist whilst violating her asked her why she had voted in the election.

Police went to the village and found the two victims. They would be brought to Jessore Medical College Hospital for tests, police said.

The district administration has sent a 10-members police team to the village. Since the incident, the villagers had set up neighbourhood watch during the night. The Hindus, especially the women, have been living in fear.

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