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Savar chairman accused of trying to gag rape victim with Tk500

  • Published at 12:55 pm September 27th, 2017
Savar chairman accused of trying to gag rape victim with Tk500
Savar Union Parishad Chairman Shahab Uddin allegedly tried revolving a gang rape case by giving the victim Tk500 when she went to him for help. The victim who is a garments factory worker said the incident took place on Friday. Following the incident she went to Shahab Uddin in Savar's Ashulia for justice. Ashulia police station Office-in-charge (OC) Abdul Awal confirming the rape said: "Being informed about the incident we rescued the victim from her house and took her to Dhaka Medical College Hospital's One Stop Crisis Centre. Denying the allegations the UP chairman said he did give the girl Tk500, not to resolve the matter but to help her get back home. He said when he contacted the victim's family they refused to file a complaint. So he gave her the money as transport fare so that she could reach home. The victim said her family was ready to file a complaint, which is why she went to the chairman for help. She said she went out with a youth named Ishrafil on Friday who took her to an abandoned Rangs Group warehouse in Ashulia’s Dosaid area where his friend Shariful joined him and violated her. Two warehouse security guards guarded the location so that no one could enter. However, hearing her screams, the locals rushed to the place and rescued her, the victim said. The locals took her to UP member Hossain Master's house who then took her to the chairman. The victim said Shahab Uddin contacted her family over the phone. At a point of the conversation the chairman gave her Tk500 and advised her to go back home, she added. Three days after the incident the police found her and took her to the hospital, the victim said. The OC said: "It took us a little longer to find the victim as we could not trace her location." "The victim has also filed a complaint with Ashulia police station in this connection," he added.