Dhaka, Aug. 9 -- Frequent robbery and rape incidents in passenger buses in the highways of the country are increasing in an alarming rate. Tangail's Madhupur zone has become a hot spot for committing various crimes including robbery, looting and rape recently.

According to sources, about 10 robbery and rape incidents occurred in the Tangail's Madhupur highways in last couple of years.

As a result, most of the women passengers are in serious panic being worried about the traveling by night coach.

Recently two incidents, one that of a girl being raped in a running bus and the other of a bus being hijacked by robbers and a passenger getting raped terrified the whole nation.

It is learnt that the highway of Tangail-Mymensingh has become a...