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Police arrest Shafaat, Shadman from Sylhet

Update : 12 May 2017, 09:08 AM
Police have arrested Shafaat Ahmed and Shadman Sakif, two suspects in a rape case in Dhaka, from a home in Sylhet. Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Golam Kibria told the Dhaka Tribune that police arrested them from a two-storey building named Rashid Manjil in Sylhet city's Pathntula area around 8:30pm Thursday. They would be sent back to Dhaka, said the police officer. According to the case filed with Banani police station on May 6, Shafaat, the son of Dildar Ahmed, one of the owners of Apan Jewellers, and his friend Nayeem Ashraf, the second accused, allegedly raped the two university students while Shafaat’s bodyguard held the girls at gunpoint at Raintree Hotel in Banani on March 28.
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Shafaat’s driver Billal, 26, the fourth suspect, videotaped the incident. Shadman had introduced the two girls to the rapists, and he was the one who convinced the two to visit Raintree Hotel that night, telling them they would be attending a birthday party. Police first attempted to arrest the men on Tuesday, going to the house of Shafaat, and found that he and his passport were missing. The same day, officials at the Regent Park Resort in Thakurbari Thillapara in Sylhet recognised Shafaat, accompanied by three others, as he unsuccessfully tried to rent a room there. They left before the officials could notify the police.
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