Police arrested actor Tanvir Tonu in rape case


Dhaka, June 17: Police have arrested actor and model Tanvir Tonu in a rape case filed against him with Rupnagar Police Station in the city.

He was arrested from Eastern housing area of Rupnagar on Friday evening, confirmed Investigation Officer (IO) of the case, also inspector Mokammel Hossain.

Police said, “Tonu came in contact with a young girl on social media and built a close relation with her. Though Tonu is a married person, he has no child. He along with the girl was supposed to tour Malaysia recently.”

“On April 7, Tonu called the girl at her Rupnagar flat over Malaysia tour as his wife was not at home. Then he raped her. A friend of Tonu was also present during the violation.   After rape, Tonu also asked his friend to do so, but the girl managed to flee the scene,” according to police.

Tonu’s friend has also been accused in the case, but his name was disclosed for the sake of investigation.

About delay of filing the case, the Investigation Officer Mokammel said the girl could not be sure where Tonu was living after the incident. So, she did not file the case then. She also felt insecure in her personal life. On Friday, she came to know that Tonu was staying at his home. Then, she came to the police station immediately and filed the case. Later, Tonu was arrested.