• Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021
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Ex-UP chairman held for raping woman on pretext of marriage

  • Published at 12:51 pm September 15th, 2021
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The woman lodged a complaint on Tuesday

Police have arrested a former chairman of a local union parishad in Netrokona for allegedly raping a woman on the pretext of marriage.

The arrestee has been identified as Sohrab, 62, a former chairman of Kailati union parishad in Sadar upazila.

The woman lodged a complaint with the police on Monday night, following which the accused was arrested the next day, said Sub-Inspector Nazmul Huda of Netrokona model police station.

According to the complaint, the woman, aged about 40, had married a man after the demise of her first husband. However, her second husband abandoned her later.


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Taking advantage of her situation, Sohrab allegedly developed an illicit relationship with the woman, a mother of two children, on the pretext of marriage. However, he later refused to marry the woman.

On Monday night, the woman lodged a complaint with the police and Sohrab was arrested early on Tuesday.

He was later produced in a court that sent him to judicial custody.

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