NHRC forms probe body over Banani rape case
03:54 PM, May 08, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:01 PM, May 08, 2017

NHRC forms probe body over Banani rape case

National Human Rights Commission today formed a probe body over the sensational incident of twin rape of two university girls in Dhaka’s Banani area.

Read more: Rape in Banani: Culprits not held yet

The five-member fact finding committee will report by 15 days, Farhana Syead, publication officer of the rights body, told The Daily Star this afternoon.

The move came in passing of two days since the girls came forward with their complaint. Police are yet to arrest or trace down the two youths who allegedly raped the girls.

Sheikh Najmul Alam, deputy commissioner (north) of police’s Detective Branch, today, however, said that the case is “a sensational matter” and is of priority at the moment.

Two young men allegedly raped the girls more than a month ago in a hotel while three others assisted them. One of the victims filed a case with Banani Police Station on Saturday night.

Two young men -- Ahmed Shafat and Nayem Ashraf -- were accused of raping while Shafat's driver Billal, an unnamed bodyguard, and another young man Sadman Shafiq were accused of assisting Shafat and Nayem.

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