Police yesterday detained a local Jubo League leader in Mymensingh's Ishwarganj upazila in connection with a case for gang raping an expatriate widow last Sunday.
The arrestee, Borhan Uddin, 30, a resident of Bhatirchar village under Rajibpur union, is president of Jubo League's ward No 2 unit of the union.
The law enforcers made the arrest after the 28-year-old victim, a female garment worker working in Jordan, lodged a case with Ishwarganj Police Station accusing nine people on Friday.
Officer-in-Charge (investigation) Ruhul Amin of Ishwarganj Police Station said Masud Rana alias Jewel, son of Nurul Islam of Bhatirchar village, developed an affair with the victim through Facebook about a year ago.
Since the beginning of their affair Jewel was repeatedly requesting the woman, who went to Jordan after her husband's death about seven years ago, to return home, promising to marry her.
The woman, a resident of Kotalipara upazila in Gopalganj, returned to the country on July 6 and met Jewel at her brother's house in the capital the same day, before starting for her village home, said the OC, also investigation officer of the case.
Following Jewel's request, the woman and her elder sister went to visit his home in Ishwarganj on August 6 and met Jewel and his friend Sajib, before boarding a CNG-run auto-rickshaw for Jewel's house.
But instead of Jewel's house the duo took the sisters to an abandoned place near Latiamari area around 10:30pm where the other accused of the case joined them.
They later raped the victim after tying her sister's hands and legs with rope and left the spot, threatening them not to disclose the matter to others.
The following morning, the two sisters met local union parishad chairman Modabbirul Islam, who arranged their return tickets for Dhaka, the IO said.
On Friday, the woman and her uncle went to Ishwarganj and filed a case against nine people, including Jewel, Sajib and Borhan.
Meanwhile, Borhan confessed to his involvement after police produced him before a Mymensingh court later on the day.