Criminals gang-raped a schoolgirl at a remote village in Baufal upazila of Patuakhali district on Friday night.
Police arrested Basir, 25, and Hanif, 30, of Kaina village in the upazila for their alleged involvement in the crime.
A Class Nine student of Dharandi village under Patuakhali Sadar upazila went with her brother Shyamol Chandra to his father-in-law's house at Rajnagor village under Baufal upazila, police and locals said.
After passing several days there, the two siblings started for their house by a hired motorbike on Friday night. When they reached Dhauravanga area a gang of 8/10 criminals allegedly led by Forkan and Masun waylaid them. They assaulted Shyamol, tied his hands and legs, forcibly took the girl to a nearby field and raped her.
Hearing her scream, locals informed police who recovered her and to Baufal Upazila Health Complex.
Police arrested two of the alleged rapists while others managed to flee.
A case was filed with Baufal Police Station in this regard on Saturday.