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Banani rape accused Shafat Ahmed and Sadman Sakif.

Rape accused Shafat, Sadman at DB headquarters

WT24 Desk

Detectives will seek a 10-day remand for Shafat Ahmed and Shadman Sakif, the accused in the case filed over the rape of two private university girls in a Banani hotel, Agencies report.

Deputy Commissioner of DB (North) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Sheikh Nazmul Alam, said the two arrestees were brought to Dhaka DB office from Sylhet early Friday and they are being interrogated.

However, they will be placed before the court in the afternoon with a 10-day remand prayer, said Nazmul Alam.

Earlier, on Thursday night police arrested Shafat Ahmed, 26, and Shadman Sakif, 24–two accused from the city’s Pathantula area in connection with the case.

The two victims gave their judicial statements before a court in Dhaka in the case on Thursday.

Metropolitan Magistrate Nurun Nahar Yasmin recorded statements of the victims under section of 22 of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.

One of the rape victims filed a case with Banani Police Station on May 6 accusing five people.

Of the accused, Shafat and Nayeem  were sued for raping the two female university students while Shadman Sakif, 24, Shafat’s driver Billal, 26, and his unnamed bodyguard for abetting in the crime.

According to the case statement, the plaintiff along with her friend went to a residential hotel at Banani to attend the birthday party of Shafat around 9pm on March 28.

The two prime accused — Shafat and Nayeem — confined them to two rooms of the hotel at gunpoint after the rooftop birthday party was over at midnight. The two girls were made to drink liquor before being raped. Shafat raped the plaintiff while Nayem her friend.

Shafat’s driver Billal filmed the incident, she said in the FIR adding that they got introduced with Shafat and Nayeem through Shadman Sakif.

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