• Friday , 21 Jul 2017
Published : 17 May 2017, 23:00:10 | Updated : 18 May 2017, 11:16:42AA-A+

Nayeem arrested over Banani rape

Shahadat Hossain Parosh
Nayeem Ashraf (30), one of the accused in a case filed over the rape of two private university girls in a Banani hotel in the capital, was arrested from Munshiganj on Wednesday night.

Tipped off, a team of Police Headquarters arrested Nayeem from Louhaganj upazila of the district around 9:00pm, Joint Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Krishnapada Roy told Samakal.

With this, five accused have been arrested in connection with the rape incident.

Earlier, on Monday evening, a team of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained car driver and bodyguard of Shafat Ahmed, the prime accused of the Banani rape case. The detained are identified as- car driver Billal and bodyguard Rahmat.

Billal was detained from a hotel named 'Ibrahim Hotel' in the capital's old part while Rahmat from Mohakhali area, RAB said.

One of the rape victims filed a case with Banani Police Station on May 6 accusing five people, including Shafat. The four other accused are Nayeem Ashraf, Shadman Sakif, Shafat's driver Billal, 26, and his bodyguard Abul Kalam Azad.

Of them, prime accused Shafat and Shadman were remanded on Friday over the rape incident after they were arrested from Sylhet on last Thursday.

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