Liton, Sylhet Representative
A case has been filed in Tikka Haor of Lakhai upazila of Habiganj after the bride was raped by miscreants while going for a walk. Two persons have been arrested in a joint operation of RAB and police in the incident. On Thursday, the victim’s husband Rakib Ahmed filed a case against six people at the Habiganj Women and Child Abuse Suppression Tribunal-2. The court accepted the case and issued an FIR within 24 hours.
The plaintiff alleges in the case that he married a young woman from his village a month ago. After the marriage, on August 25, he went to Tikka Haor of the upazila with his wife and friend for a boat trip. At one stage, after going to Madhya Haor, 6 youths led by Musa Mia of Morakari village of the same village stopped their boat and took it to the place of poverty. There, he took her to a place called Sweetgate in Haor, tied up her husband and friend, raped her and gang-raped her.
After capturing the video, they threatened to release it on the Internet if anyone reported the matter to law enforcement. The plaintiff further alleged that he kept the matter secret for so long for fear of public embarrassment at their threat.
He was admitted to Habiganj Sadar Hospital after his wife’s condition deteriorated on Wednesday. Plaintiff Rakib Ahmed further alleged that after the incident, the accused demanded Rs 9 lakh from him by threatening to release the video of the rape on the internet.
Habiganj Women and Child Abuse Suppression Tribunal-2 filed the case on Thursday (September 2). Judge Zia Uddin Mahmud accepted the case and directed the officer-in-charge of Lakhai Police Station to file an FIR within the next 24 hours. The two have been arrested in a joint operation by RAB and police. They are being interrogated at the police station. Attempts are being made to arrest others.