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Man arrested for blackmailing, raping girl in Gazipur

Accused confesses to blackmailing multiple girls with private videos captured on hidden cameras

Update : 07 Feb 2021, 05:14 PM

The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested a man for blackmailing and raping a girl from the Harinal area in Gazipur. 

A RAB team arrested Arman Khandaker Rahul, 26, around 12:30am on Sunday, said RAB-1 Gazipur Porabari Camp in-Charge Lt Commander Abdullah Al Mamun. 

The arrestee is a final year (honours) student at Bhawal Mirzapur University College. 

Arman got acquainted with the rape survivor, a resident of Mohammadpur in Dhaka, through social media, said Lt Commander Mamun. 

He continued: “Arman took the victim to his friend Rafin's rented house in Harinal in the afternoon on January 20. They became intimate and Arman recorded a video of those moments.

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“Later, he threatened to spread the video on social media and raped her. He recorded a video of him raping her as well, and demanded Tk5 lakh from the victim.” 

On Saturday, the victim’s mother filed a case in this connection with Gazipur Sadar police station, under the Pornography Control Act, 2012. 

During primary interrogation, Arman confessed that he had romantic relationships with multiple girls and blackmailed them with videos captured on hidden cameras.

He also remained intoxicated most of the time by taking yaba pills and smoking marijuana, according to the RAB. 

The RAB team also confiscated from his possession a laptop, on which videos of him being intimate with several young girls were stored.

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