Savar police early yesterday arrested four youths including a female in connection with violating a college girl and keeping footage of the incident.
The arrestees are Rayhan, 20, a second-year student of Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology in the capital, Mohidur Rahman, 21, a first-year student of Savar College, Danesh, 32, neighbour of the victim, and the victim's friend Liza, 20.
A Dhaka court yesterday placed each detainee on a four-day remand.
Officer-in-Charge of Savar Model Police Station Asaduzzaman said they picked up the arrestees from Singair of Manikganj and Bank Colony area of Savar.
Police said the arrestees had admitted to their guilt and taking of the footage of the incident during preliminary interrogation. Law enforcers are trying to arrest the rest of the culprits.
The incident of rape took place on November 25 last year, but the victim's family kept the news within until Thursday night when they finally filed a case with Savar Model Police Station accusing 11 youths. This was after Danesh, one of the arrestees, had shown the footage of the incident to the victim's mother a few days ago.
The victim, 20, is married to an expatriate living in a Middle Eastern country. They were wedded one and a half years ago over the phone. The couple is yet to meet each other.
According to the OC, Liza picked up the victim from her house at Singair in Manikganj and took her to Savar. She told the victim that she needed to visit her aunt, who was very sick.
Liza took the girl to a flat on the fourth floor of a five-storey building near Chhapra mosque in Bank Coloney area of Savar where some youths had been waiting there for Liza to bring the girl. The female accomplice left the college girl with the youths.
Soon an unidentified youth jumped on the victim and she screamed out. At this a youth named Shaheen beat the girl up covering her mouth with his hand. Later, another youth called Jahed raped her..
The other youths in the room took footage of the whole incident. During the time, they put music on high volume to suppress the victim's screams, added the OC.
The victim told police that the youths had threatened her of leaking the footage if she ever spoke of the incident.
â€œDanesh used to stalk the girl and was beaten up by locals for this a few months ago. So he decided to avenge the insult and set his nephew Jahed to rape her,â€ the OC said, adding that Danesh had shown the victim's mother the footage to prove that the girl was a nymphomaniac, he added.
Police yesterday sent the girl to the One-Stop Crisis Centre (OCC) of Dhaka Medical College Hospital for some tests. Coordinator of OCC Bilkis Begum told The Daily Star that the girl had been raped by one person.