Police arrested four persons yesterday for allegedly attempting to rape a 15-year-old girl and demanding extortion from her family in Vatpara area of Savar.
The arrestees are Mofizur Rahman Shohel, 38, Mobinur Rahman, 33, Nazmul Islam, 23 and HM Atik, 44.
Quoting the family, police said around 2:30pm on Tuesday, seven people, including the four arrestees, went to their house and identified themselves as reporters of “CNN Bangla TV”. They demanded Tk 50,000, in exchange for not publicising what they claimed the family's “illegal business”.
As the family refused, Mofizur took the girl to another room and tried to rape her.
Hearing her scream, locals rushed in and saved her but the seven fled. Later, the family filed a case with Savar Model Police Station.
OC Abdul Awal of the police station said, “Our primary investigation found the allegations to be true. We are trying to arrest rest of the gang members.”
He said there were previous allegations against the gang of harassing and extorting people through impersonation.