Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a young man for the abduction and torture of a private university student on Monday.
On Monday morning, around 1am, Oliur Rahman alias Kochi, 30, was arrested from his house in Lake Circus road in Kalabagan, Dhaka. RAB managed to rescue his victim, but found her in critical condition.
RAB 1 Senior Assistant Superintendent Akramul Hasan confirmed the news to the Dhaka Tribune on Monday evening.
According to Akramul, RAB 1 had received an anonymous tip and had immediately deployed a team on a drive which resulted in Kochi’s arrest.
He added that the victim was a young woman who was a BBA student at Independent University, Bangladesh and lived in the Bashundhara Residential Area.
A year earlier, the families of the two had started discussions about a potential marriage between the two young people. At the time, Kochi had just returned to Bangladesh after having completed his Barrister–at–Law degree abroad and had become romantically and physically involved with the girl.
However, noting that Kochi had behavioural problems and seemed mentally unstable, the girl’s father had rejected the proposal. Enraged at the girl’s father, Kochi began to harass the girl.
On the morning of April 28, he had driven up to the girl while she was on route to her university and carried her off in a white car. He took her to an unknown location and then sexually abused and physically tortured her.
He had then called the girl’s family and made them listen to her screams. He demanded Tk500,000 as ransom. He threatened to shoot and kill her if money was not sent to his bank account or through b-Kash.
On April 29, he took her to Cox’s Bazar but returned with her to Dhaka the next day. Locking her up in an unknown location in the city, her shaved off all the hair from her head and further tortured her physically. Subsequently, fearing the legal action which might be taken against him, he brought in a doctor to help heal her wounds.
RAB sources said when Kochi’s mother found out about the situation, she pushed to have the girl returned to her family. She further demanded that her son be tried in court for his atrocities.
During the primary investigation, Kochi confessed to all the facts. RAB will be taking legal action against him.