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Main accused confesses in second Noakhali gang-rape

  • Published at 06:37 pm January 20th, 2019
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Aggrieved people form a human chain at Nimtala Samity Bazar of Kabirhat upazila in Noakhali on Sunday, January 20, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Police arrested Zakir Hossain, 28, after the victim filed a case on Saturday naming him and three unnamed men, accusing them of raping her

Zakir Hossain, the key accused of the gang-rape in Dhanshiri union’s Nabagram village of Noakhali, gave confessional statements to a court over the incident on Sunday.

According to sources, Zakir gave the statement under Section 168 to Senior Judicial Magistrate Nabanita Guha’s court in the afternoon about his involvement in the rape case.

Based on his confessional statement,  the police conducted a drive at Nabagram village and arrested Abdur Rab Hossain Molla,21, Md Selim, 25, and Harun-or-Rashid, 30.

Earlier in the day, people from all walks of life at Kabirhat upazila of Noakhali district organized a human chain on Sunday protesting the gang-rape in Dhanshiri union’s Nabagram village on Friday.

The chain was formed at Nimtala Samity Bazar of the upazila around 11am.Teachers and students of local educational institutions, traders, and local politicos organized the one-hour programme protesting the crime.

Zakir Hossain, who has been arrested in connection with rape of a  29-year-old woman in Noakhali Dhanshiri union’s Nabagram village | Dhaka Tribune

Among others, the event was addressed by Dhanshiri union unit Awami League Organizing Secretary Ibrahim Khalil, Nimtala Samity Bazar Committee General Secretary Md Sahab Uddin, and  Paresh Chandra, headmaster  of Nabagram High School.

The speakers demanded exemplary punishment of the accused rapist  immediately.

They also sought the help of Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader in this regard.


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The 29-year-old mother of three was allegedly raped on Friday night by four men after they forcefully entered her house and tied her and her children up.

Police arrested Zakir Hossain, 28, after the victim filed a case on Saturday naming him and three unnamed men, accusing them of raping her.

Zakir is a local grocery trader, confirms Kabirhat police station Officer-in-Charge, Mirza Md Hasan.

The woman rape victim, mother of four, was gang-raped at Charjubli village in the upazila on December 31 by a gang of 10-12 people, supposedly  at the orders of local Awami League leader Ruhul Amin, the day after the general election.