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RAB arrests suspect in DU student rape case

  • Published at 09:16 am January 8th, 2020

They said further details to be disclosed later

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested a suspect in the case filed over the recent rape of a Dhaka University student.

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday night, RAB Senior Assistant Director (Legal and Media Wing) Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan told Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday morning.

He said: "Further details regarding the arrest will be disclosed later."

On Sunday evening, the DU student was attacked and raped by an unidentified man on the side of the Airport Road. She is now undergoing treatment at the One-Stop Crisis Centre in Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

Her father later filed the case at Cantonment police station over the incident. But it was transferred to the Detective Branch (DB) of police on Monday night, confirmed Cantonment police OC Kazi Shahan Haque, following orders from the top brass.

Meanwhile, a Dhaka court, after accepting the first information report on Tuesday, also ordered police to submit the probe report in the rape case by January 28.

According to case details, the accused, whose complexion is moderately fair, is believed to be aged between 25 and 30 and had short hair. With a moderate body build, the man was wearing a pair of black jeans, a jacket and scandals when he attacked and raped the student.

Following the incident, DU students blocked Shahbagh intersection for two hours on Monday and gave the authorities a 24-hour ultimatum for arresting those involved in the rape. They continued protests on Tuesday.