Man 'kidnaps' wife | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 08, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:16 AM, March 08, 2018

Man 'kidnaps' wife

A man and his cohorts allegedly kidnapped his wife from Magura town yesterday after she filed a complaint with Ain o Salish Kendra.

Farjana Akhtar, 26, filed a complaint against her husband Rakibul Islam, 50, on Sunday seeking help, said Abu Ahmed Faijul Kabir, coordinator of ASK in Dhaka.

Farjana left her husband's house in Magura town on January 19 due to domestic violence and was living separately in Dhaka, said Faijul. He further alleged that Rakibul, a businessman who maintains close link with powerful people in Magura town, filed a theft case against his wife on January 25 with Magura police “to harass her”.

Following this, Farjana and ASK field officer Shamsunnahar, 50, travelled to Magura from Dhaka on Tuesday to seek bail in the case. Farjana was taken off the bus a couple of kilometers off Magura town by Rakibul and his men from the bus around 4:45pm, Faijul said, quoting Shamsunnahar. Rakibul and his men also beat Shamsunnahar when she tried to stop the men from taking Farjana away in the microbus. On information, police rescued the ASK official and took her to a local hospital.

Faijul said ASK has been preparing to file a case against Rakibul accusing him for kidnapping. Magura police said they were trying to rescue the woman and arrest the accused.

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