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Chhatra League leader arrested for raping college girl

  • Published at 01:42 am September 5th, 2019
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The rape suspect Md Sohel Hossen Dhaka Tribune

In Jessore, Police arrested three persons in connection with a case filed over the gang-rape of a housewife in the Sharsha upazila of Jessore on Tuesday night, September 3, 2019

Police on Tuesday night arrested a leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League for raping a college girl in the Shahrasti upazila of the Chandpur district.

The arrested is Md Sohel Hossen, son of Ahsan Ullah of the Balshid village in Tamta union council. He is the general secretary of the Bangladesh Chhatra League Shaharasti upazila unit. 

Md Shah Alam, Officer-in-Charge of Shahrasti police station said, they nabbed Sohel from Tamta union’s Shankurpur village  at night.

The victim’s father filed a case against Sohel with the police station.

According to the case statement, Sohel raped the girl after false promises of marriage. 

7 more arrested for rape

In Jessore, Police arrested three persons in connection with a case filed over the gang-rape of a housewife in the Sharsha upazila of Jessore on Tuesday night.

On Monday night, the housewife was reportedly gang-raped by police Sub-Inspector (SI) Khairul and his informant Kamrul after they came to her house demanding Tk50,000 as bribe for the release of her husband. 

On Tuesday, she decided to file a rape case and went to Jessore General Hospital where doctors notified Jessore Kotwali police station and conducted medical tests.

The woman filed the case against three known persons and one unnamed person over the rape.

Although SI Khairul has been withdrawn following the allegations, he has not been named in the case.

A three member probe committee, headed by Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Salahuddin Sikder, has been formed over the incident

“As mentioned in the case, police arrested Kamruzzaman, Abdul Latif and Abdul Kader on Tuesday night. We are trying to figure out the unnamed person in the case. Whoever this person may be, he will not be spared,” ASP Salahuddin told Dhaka Tribune. 

Asked why SI Khairul was not named in the case, he said: “SI Khairul has been brought before the victim numerous times, but she did not recognize him as one of the assailants.”  

On queries regarding the reason why SI Khairul was withdrawn if not involved in the case, he said: “As a committee has been formed to probe the incident, he might feel uncomfortable as his name has been mentioned in the allegations.”

The probe committee has been tasked to file their report over the allegations within three working days.

In Narayanganj, two young men, suspected of being involved in the gang rape of a teenage girl in Naraynganj, were arrested by the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) from Tangail early yesterday.

The arrestees were identified as Md Abdul Quader, 19, son of late SM Samad, and his associate Abu Bakkar Siddique, 23, son of late Mizan of Fatullah in Narayanganj.

According to Rab-11, the family of the victim resides in the Bakkar Siddique Railway Station area of Narayanganj. The teenager went to buy oil at night on August 28 when Quader and Bakkar forcibly took her to a nearby field and raped her.

In Nilphamari, police yesterday arrested two persons for raping a minor girl in the Nilphamari Sadar upazila.

The arrested are Abdur Razzak, 14,  and Jabed Ali, 60.

Nilphamri Sadar police station OC said the duo raped the seven-year-old girl in Jammupara village tempting her with a guava.

Later, the grand-mother of the girl rescued her in critical condition and filed a case accusing Razzak and Jabed.

The girl was sent to Sadar Hospital for a medical examination.

Our correspondent Ibrahim Rony, Chandpur; Tauhid Zaman, Jessore; Shamima Rita, Narayanganj; and Taiyab Ali Sarker, Nilphamari contributed to this report