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Police refuse to record Jubo League leader’s name in Savar rape case

Published: September 01, 2017 21:40:13 | Updated: October 24, 2017 17:42:10

Police refuse to record Jubo League leader’s name in Savar rape case

A Jubo League leader and his brother, who were among five accused of gang-raping a girl in Savar, have not been mentioned in the case filed with police, reports bdnews24.com.

The alleged victim filed her case with the Savar Model Police Station, said OC Mohsinul Kadir.

But police recorded the case while leaving out the two names, her brother said.

Mohsin Mondol, a leader of the ruling Awami League's youth wing in Savar, and his brother Jewel Mondol, are accused of gang-raping the woman on Thursday afternoon.

Their elder brother Selim Mondol is the president of the Jubo League's Savar chapter.

The case, however, mentions two of their cousins, Hamid Mondol and Tanvir Mondol, and one 'Parvez', a resident of Kalyakoir.

The girl said she was visiting Bhomra at Birulia Union's Bhagnibari with a friend on Thursday afternoon. The five suspects allegedly beat up her friend and forced him to leave the premises.

They blindfolded her and took her to a nearby jungle where they took turns in raping her, she told the police.

Mohsin Mondol, vice-president of the Jubo League's Savar chapter, has been acting president since his elder brother Selim left for Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj.

Police have denied that it left out the names. "The girl did not name Mohsin or Jewel when we questioned her last night. She said three people came on a motorcycle and they were the ones who raped her," said OC Mohsinul. 

But her brother said: "Police and Jubo League leaders both forced us to leave out their names. Their names weren’t recorded but they are still threatening us. Her father is an auto-rickshaw driver. She has a younger brother. Her family is terrified."

OC Mohsinul said he did not know anything about the threats. "No-one complained about this to me. But if this girl is afraid to mention them in the case, then she can easily move the court for an order and that will allow us to include their names."

Mohsin Mondol did not receive the phone despite repeated attempts to contact him from the news agency.

Police said they arrested Tanvir Mondol, 21, from Birulia's Akran on Thursday night. OC Mohsinul said they were trying to arrest the other two suspects named in the case.

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