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Two accused in JU rape case give confessional statements to court

Dhaka, Feb 09: Two accused in the case of raping a woman allegedly by a leader of the Bangladesh Chhatra League and his associates on the Jahangirnagar University campus in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on Friday gave statements to a judicial magistrate court in the capital, confessing to their involvement in the crime.

Magistrate Mujahidul Islam of the court recorded the confessional statements of Mamunur Rashid Mamun, one of the key suspects, and his associate, Md Murad Hossain Murad, in the case, said the court’s general recording officer for Ashulia police station, sub-inspector Masud Mia.

Ashulia police station inspector Mizanur Rahman, also the investigation officer of the case, produced the duo before the court with a plea to record their statements.

Later, the court sent the two accused to jail, according to the court official.

Earlier, members of the Rapid Action Battalion arrested Mamun at Farmgate in the capital, while Murad was arrested at a location in Noagaon on Wednesday.

 

 

The other four accused, BCL leader Mustafizur Rahman and his associates Hasanuzzaman, Sagor Siddiqui, and Sabbir Hossen, were sent to jail on Thursday on completion of their three-day remand in the case.

On the night of February 3, BCL university unit international affairs secretary and former JU student Mustafizur Rahman and his associate Mamunur Rashid allegedly raped a woman tying up her husband in a room of one of the university’s dormitories.

The rape survivor’s husband lodged a case with the Ashulia police on the night of February 3, naming six people, based on which the police on February 4 arrested four accused, including Mustafizur Rahman.

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