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Lawyer held on charges of raping transgender

  • Published at 08:47 pm October 11th, 2020
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He reportedly raped a transgender person on multiple occasions

Police arrested a lawyer on charges of raping a transgender person in Barisal on Sunday.

The arrested, AKM Shamsul Haque, 56, is an advocate practising at the Barisal District Court and a member of the Lawyers’ Association of Barisal.

He reportedly raped a 24-year-old transgender person on multiple occasions from February 5 to October 2 this year, the case statement says.


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Upon the filing of the case by the rape survivor, police arrested the lawyer in the early hours of Sunday, confirmed Sub-inspector SI Fazlul Haque.

He said: “After we presented him before the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Maruf Ahmed, the court sent him to jail, denying his bail petition.”

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