Two sisters have allegedly been raped after they were made to drink spiked juice and lose consciousness in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur.
According to police, the two are from Tangail. Both garment workers, they used to live in a rented house in Kaliakoir. On Thursday night, wife of the house owner Hosne Ara sent her nephew Faruk to the girls, asking them to come over to her room.
When they entered Hosne Ara's room, they were offered puffed rice (muri) and juice. As the duo refused to have the food, Hosne Ara scolded them. At one stage, the victims drank the juice and became unconscious. Faruk then raped the girls.
Locals came to know about the incident the next morning. On information, the elder sister of the victims rescued them from the house and took them to Kaliakoir Upazila Health Complex.
Father of the victims filed a case with Kaliakoir Police Station yesterday. Police arrested Hosne Ara.
Hosne Ara also tried to cover up the incident, victims' father said.
Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Kaliakair Police Station, said "rapist" Faruk went into hiding. Police were trying to arrest him.