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RAB: One more arrested over sexual assault of CU student

A total of five people have been arrested so far in the incident

Update : 23 Jul 2022, 08:22 PM

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested one more person accused of sexually abusing a Chittagong University (CU) student.

The accused was detained from the Bahaddarhat area on Saturday afternoon, RAB-7 Captain Lt Col MA Yusuf confirmed to Dhaka Tribune.

The arrestee was identified as Md Saiful Islam, 23, a former Hathazari College student. 

In this incident, a total of five people have been arrested so far.

Earlier on Saturday, RAB claimed that six people are directly involved in the sexual assault of the CU student. 

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“Among them, three are students of CU and the rest are locals. We have already arrested four people on Friday night,” said MA Yusuf.

The arrestees were identified as Azim, 23, a second-year student of CU, Nur Hossain Shaon, 22, and Masud Rana, 22, students of Hathazari Government College, and Nurul Absar Babu, 23.

“They are all associated with Bangladesh Chhatra League. One other perpetrator, also named Saiful, involved in the sexual assault is currently on the run,” the RAB captain added.

On July 17, a student and her companion were sexually assaulted in the Botanical Garden area on their way back to the CU’s hall from the campus’s Hotashar intersection area at night. 

In response to the incident, several student organizations and general students organized protests and formed human chains for several issues, including security on the campus.

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