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Man commits suicide after being gang-raped

  • Published at 08:56 pm August 19th, 2019
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Suspects blackmailed him with recorded video of the incident

A man committed suicide on Monday after a group of men reportedly gang-raped him, recorded the footage of the incident, demanded a ransom, and later threatened to spread the video on social media, if he fails to pay.

The deceased was identified as Jamal Uddin, who was the son of late Ahad Ali from Telihati Tepirbari village of Sreepur upazila.

The rape incident took place at the Bhrindaban-Badshahnagar forest in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur, after 10 men took him to that place on Sunday afternoon, said Jamal's son Hridoy.

Hridoy said: "Siyam, Sadek Mia, Rony, Pintu, Shajal, Shaon, and few others was trying to extort Tk20,000 from my father for a few days. Later, on Sunday they took my father to the forest, and raped him while recording the footage. Then they blackmailed him, and demanded Tk2 lakh to be paid before Monday."

On Monday, Jamal sent his family members to his in-law's house, and hanged himself from a beam of the balcony, Hridoy added.

Sreepur police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Nayan said: "Jamal informed his family, and locals about the incident, who suggested him to file a complaint. But he killed himself."

The body was sent to Gazipur Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital for autopsy, and efforts are underway to arrest the accused persons, added Si Nayan.