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PBI shows rape accused ASI Raihanul as arrested

Besides, two accused in the gang rape has given their confessional statements in court

Update : 28 Oct 2020, 09:40 PM

Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) officially arrested the assistant sub-inspector (ASI), who was earlier taken into custody upon being charged with raping and assiting the gang rape of a ninth grade girl in Rangpur city.

Besides, two accused in the alleged gang rape has given their confessional statements under section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure before the Rangpur Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Wednesday evening.

The accused, Detective Branch of Police (DB) ASI Raihanul Islam alias Raju, was shown arrested around 9pm on Wednesday, confirmed PBI Superintendent of Police (SP) Jakir Hossain.

Police initially took ASI Raihanul into custosdy after the girl accused him of  raping her and assisting in her gang rape, that took place on Sunday.

After being identified by the schoolgirl, gang rape accused Babul and Azad gave their confessional statements before the court around 4pm.

Also Read: Cop arrested for raping, assisting gang rape of schoolgirl in Rangpur

On Sunday, the rape survivor’s father, Aynal Hossain, filed a case with Haragach police station over the incident. PBI took charge of the case afterwards.

The schoolgirl's family’s account of the rape

The girl's family said ASI Raihanul developed a romantic relationship with the ninth-grader, and he introduced himself to the girl as Raju.

On Sunday morning he took the girl to the home of Aleya Begum Meghla, a tenant of Shahidullah Miya, a local of Kaderer Pool area, and raped her there.

Later, accused Raihanul allowed multiple other men to rape her. After the incident, the girl informed the police.

The victim’s mother told reporters that her daughter used to talk with the ASI and also occasionally met him.

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