Gang-rape in Bangladesh: 4 young gang members held
02:34 PM, October 07, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:44 PM, October 07, 2020

4 juvenile gang members held for gang-raping two girls in Savar

Police have arrested four juvenile gang members for their alleged involvement in the gang rape of two teenage girls at Ashulia in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka.

All the arrestees are below the age of 18, reports our correspondent quoting Md Kamruzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Ashulia police station.

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The OC, however, did not divulge the identities of the arrestees for the sake of the ongoing investigation, he claimed.

On information that two teenage girls got raped by gang members recently, a team of police conducted a drive at Vadail area of Ashulia and made the arrest today, the OC informed.

The OC said they are investigating the allegation of filming the gang incidents and leaking it on social media.

"The two rape survivors are friends. One of the victim's friends said they were employed at a factory in Ashulia and paid a visit at Ashulia's Vadail area around a month ago. 12 to 14 youths belonging to Prince Kishore gang grabbed them and took them to a remote place nearby and gang raped them there," the OC said, quoting a male friend who was a close friend to the victims.

They also filmed the incident and leaked it on social media, which forced the two teenage girls to return to their respective villages after leaving their jobs.

The male friend of the victims was also beaten by the gang members after the gang-rape.

As the videos of the incident leaked, Akbar Ali, father of Saruf, head of the teenage gang, tried to conceal the issue through local influential persons by providing money to the victims' family, but failed.

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