Ward-level AL leader in Natore arrested for rape, circulating video

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A ward-level leader of Awami League was arrested last night on charges of raping a woman in Naldanga upazila of Natore, and circulating a video of the incident through social media. 

Ibrahim Dewan (55), AL general secretary of ward-3, and his associate Bakul Sardar (45) were arrested from their respective residences at Banshbhag village, our Natore correspondent reports quoting police.

Liton Kumar Saha, superintendent of police of Natore, said Ibrahim's close aide Rezaul Bepari (35) took the victim to Ibrahim on October 3 last year, promising to give her a card meant for distressed people. 

Ibrahim raped the woman while Rezaul and Bakul recorded the incident, the SP said, adding that Rezaul spread the video through social media. 

On information, police arrested Ibrahim and Bakul but Rezaul went into hiding.

After the arrests, the victim filed a case with the local police station.