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AL volunteer front leader held over abduction, gang rape of teenager

Special Correspondent Crime 2024-04-02, 8:35pm


AL-front org leader held over abduction, gang rape of teenager

Sylhet, Apr 02 - A ward-level leader of Swecchasebak League of Sylhet city was arrested over raping a teenage girl holding her captive for 22-days.

The girl was later moved to another district and gang raped.

Abdus Salam, 40, president of ward 11 Swecchasebak League, was arrested from Sylhet's Golapganj upazila, said RAB-9 Commanding Officer Md Mominul Haque at a press briefing at the Rab headquarters on Tuesday.

Drive is underway to arrest the other absconding accused and Salam will be handed over to Kotwali police station for further legal action, he added.

Earlier, the victim's mother filed a case against Salam and his two accomplices at Kotwali police station of Sylhet Metropolitan Police last Friday (March 29) night.

According to the case statement, the Swechasebak League president kept the girl captive for 22 days at his residence and raped her.

The man kept the girl captive after her neighbour Rekha Begum introduced her for availing a better job on January 7.

When the victim’s family returned from the village, they didn’t find her in the residence and started looking for her. When the family decided to go to the police, the neighbour, Rekha, took them to the man’s house.

Salam didn’t confess to the girl’s family the first day. The family went to the house again the next day and the man finally confessed to his crime. The girl was taken by her family.

Just three days after this, the man abducted the girl, moved her to a place in the neighbouring Moulovibazar district, where he was gang-raped by Salam and his cohorts.

Kotwali Model Police Station OC Moin Uddin said, medical examination of the victim has been completed at the One-Stop Crisis Centre of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital and she is now with his family.-UNB