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POST TIME: 7 May, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Banani double rape case hearing adjourned
BSS, Dhaka

Banani double rape case hearing adjourned

A Dhaka court yesterday adjourned till May 28 the hearing of a case lodged over allegedly raping of two private university students in Hotel The Raintree Dhaka at capital’s Banani area in 2017. Dhaka 7th women and children repression prevention tribunal judge Khadem Ul Kayes passed the order as the defence continued cross examining a victim yesterday in presence of the accused. Police produced prime accused Safat Ahmed and Naim Ashraf before the court from jail, while Safat’s friend Sadman Sakif, bodyguard Rahmat Ali and driver Billal Hossain, who are on bail, also appeared before the court for the hearing.

Safat, son of Apan Jewelers owner Dildar Ahmed, and his friends raped the two girls on March 28, 2017, bringing them to that hotel for joining a birthday party. A victim filed the case on May 6 with Banani Police Station.

Police filed charge sheet on June 8, 2017, against five including Safat in the case, and a court on July 13, 2017, framed charges against the accused.