A newly-wed woman desperately trying to protect herself from being raped in a bus in Savar early yesterday ended up jumping to death.
The husband of the 19-year-old victim was injured as he too jumped off the moving vehicle where they came under the attack of a group of thugs.
Police arrested the driver and the helper and seized the bus.
The widower, 22, took treatment in hospital and is now at his home.
A seller of old clothes, the man and his wife got into the bus around midnight to travel back to his home in Zirani from Savar where they visited a relative's house.
Some six people were also on board apart from the driver and his assistance.
As the bus reached Shimultala after sometime, some co-passengers started "molesting" the woman, said Officer-in-Charge of Savar Police Station Md Asaduzzaman.
The thugs beat up Bakar when he resisted.
Unable to rise against them, the couple jumped off. But the woman was run over by another bus from behind as soon as she landed, the OC said.
The couple got married one year ago.
The man filed a case with Savar Police Station.