A television actress was allegedly raped at a birthday party in Dhaka’s Banani area.
In a case filed with Banani police station on Wednesday, the victim alleged that she was raped by 28-year-old Bahauddin Evan at his Nam Village residence in Banani on Tuesday night.
They had reportedly become friends earlier connecting through the social networking site Facebook.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have already arrested Evan.
He is the son of Borhan Uddin Belal, an industrialist and the owner of a market in Banani area.
RAB-11 Commanding Officer Lt Col Kamrul Hasan said: “A team of RAB-11 arrested Evan from a relative’s residence in Masdair area of Narayangonj city on Thursday at around 7:30pm.”
Meanwhile, Banani Police Station Inspector (Investigation) Abdul Matin told Dhaka Tribune that the victim was given treatment at the One Stop Crisis Centre of Dhaka Medical College Hospital and later taken to the Victim Support Centre of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
Evan ‘raped’ victim on several occasions
In the First Information Report (FIR), the victim said Evan had called her up on Tuesday night, promising to introduce her to his mother.
“I found no one else in his house when I went there. He mixed narcotics in my dinner and raped me in his bedroom,” she said.
Evan kept the victim’s phone and bag with him and freed her around 3am.
“I informed police with the help of my relatives,” she said in the FIR, adding that the youth raped her several times in the recent past by promising to marry her.
Inspector (Investigation) Abdul Matin said Evan was already married.
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‘No injury marks on victim’s body’
Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s (DMCH’s) Forensic Department Head Dr Sohel Mahmud confirmed that they did not find any sign of physical assault on the victim’s body.
“The girl told us that she was physically assaulted but we did not find any such sign,” he told reporters at DMCH.
“She came to us within 36 hours of the incident. We hope to find some evidence if any such incident [rape] had taken place,” he added.
A five-member medical board, comprising Dr Sohel Mahmud, Dr Pradip Biswas, Dr Momtaz Ara, Dr Rezwana Sharmin and Dr Kabir Sohel, collected blood and urine samples from the victim to determine if she was given intoxicating substances before the rape, reports the Bangla Tribune.
Dr Sohel said they would be able to give a conclusive opinion after analysing the findings of all the medical tests, which will require at least three to four weeks.
Parents also fed up with Evan
Evan used to spend his days indulging in debauchery.
“Evan is just wasting his time and his father’s wealth which made his parents’ upset,” said an official of Banani police station, seeking anonymity.
Evan’s family is also ashamed about the incident and said to police that even if the case had not been lodged, they would have handed him over to police for his uncontrolled lifestyle.
What the police said
Banani police station Officer-in-Charge BM Farman Ali said they were trying to figure out why the victim attended the party carrying extra clothes and cash money in her bag, which was allegedly taken away from her by the accused.
Police have already produced the case dockets before the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Delowar Hossain. The court has asked for an investigation report by July 25.
Throwback to Raintree rape
Earlier on March 28, two university students were allegedly invited to a birthday party at The Raintree Dhaka hotel in Banani and raped there by Shafaat Ahmed, son of Apan Jewellers owner Dildar Ahmed.
Apart from Shafaat Ahmed, his driver Billal Hossain, bodyguard Rahmat Ali, friends Nayem Ashraf and Sadman Sakif have also been charged in the case.