Now abduction and rape of eighth grader at Cox’s Bazar hotel revealed
Report comes amid public outcry over gang rape of tourist
Police did not arrest any of the five people accused of kidnapping and raping an eighth-grader at Cox’s Bazar in mid-December.
The report came to light on Sunday amid a widespread outcry over the gang rape of a tourist that occurred just days ago in the district.
According to the teenager’s family, a youth named Md Ashik of Uttor Nuniarchhara, along with several others, abducted the schoolgirl on December 13, held her hostage for two days at Mom’s Resort and gang raped her. times.
After the rape survivor was released from captivity, her father filed a complaint with Cox’s Bazar Sadar police station, charging five people. Police registered it as a case on December 18, but have yet to make a single arrest.
Deputy Inspector Md Abdul Halim of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Model Police Station, also investigating the case, said the defendants were on the run, which is why he was taking time to arrest them.
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Meanwhile, the defendants threaten the family of the rape victim.
Ashik’s family, who are involved in the yaba trade in the area, claimed the two were in fact in a romantic relationship and willing to marry, but the girl’s family were reluctant.
On the other hand, Md Shahin, manager of Mom’s Resort, claimed that there was no one by the name of Ashik in their registry from December 13 to 15.
The hotel was under CCTV surveillance, but footage of the dates in question had somehow been deleted, he said.
When asked about the matter, Cox’s Bazar Additional Police Superintendent Md Rafikul Islam said he would look into the matter and take the necessary action.
Earlier Saturday evening, police arrested five people for the gang rape of a tourist at a Cox’s Bazar hotel last week.
Those involved in various businesses in the city are concerned about such incidents and fear that the local tourism industry will suffer if hotels and motels in the area are not strictly monitored.