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14 charged for the infamous Noakhali rape

  • Published at 04:20 pm December 15th, 2020
Chittagong Division PBI's Special SP Mohammad Iqbal addresses a press conference at the PBI office
Chittagong Division PBI's Special SP Mohammad Iqbal addresses a press conference at the PBI office in Noakhali on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

The video of the assault went viral and sparked nationwide protests

The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has filed a charge sheet against 14 people for the torture and rape of the woman in Noakhali.

Two men were acquitted in the case, and four out of the remaining 14 accused remain at large.

PBI Chittagong Division Special Superintendent of Police Mohammad Iqbal confirmed the information at a press conference at Noakhali PBI office on Tuesday.

The accused are Delwar Hossain Delu, Jamal Uddin, Nur Hossain Badal, Abdur Rahim, Mohammad Ali, Samsuddin Sumon, Irfil Hossain Mia, Main Uddin Saju, Nur Hossain Russell, Anwar Hossain Sohag, Abdur Rob Chowdhury, Mostafizur Rahman, Mizanur Rahman and Moazzem Hossain Sohag.

On the night of September 2, the victim’s ex-husband came to her father's house in Jayakrishnapur village of Eklashpur union to meet her. Spotting him entering her house, local drug dealer Delwar gathered some men and proceeded to force his way into the victim’s house. When the she turned down their advances, the men started assaulting her and undressing her, accusing her of taking part in extra-marital affairs.

The accused also captured video footage of the incident and posted it on social media, which quickly went viral and caused uproar in the district and across the country.

10 out of the 14 men were arrested and subsequently handed over to the PBI for further investigation.

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