Seven-day remand for Nayem Ashraf

Court Correspondent | Published: 15:55, May 18,2017 | Updated: 16:48, May 18,2017

 
 
Nayem Ashraf

Police produce Nayem Ashraf before media at Dhaka Metropolitan Police media centre on Thursday. Nayem Ashraf alias Hasan Mohammad Halim was one of the accused of rape of two university students in Raintree hotel at Banani in Dhaka. — Ali Hossain Mintu

A Dhaka court on Thursday granted police a seven-day remand for Nayem Ashraf alias Hasan Mohammad Halim, the accused of rape of two university students in Raintree hotel at Banani in Dhaka.

Metropolitan magistrate SM Masud Zaman passed the order after police sought 10-day remand producing Nayem before the court.

The police arrested Nayem at Lauhajang in Munshiganj on Wednesday evening.

‘The Detective Branch of police arrested Nayem at a location of Lauhajang this night,’ Munshiganj superintendent of police Md Zayedul Alam told New Age on Wednesday.

With the arrest of Nayem, police arrested all the five people named in the case filed by one of the victims with Banani police station on May 6.

Earlier, the police arrested four other accused — Shafat Ahmed, son of Apan Jewllers owner Dildar Ahmed, Shafat’s friend Sadman Sakif, Shafat’s driver Billal and bodyguard Rahmat Ali.

In the case, the plaintiff accused Shafat and Nayem of raping her and her friend while Shafat’s driver Billal, Sadman and Rahmat of assisting the suspected rapists.

According to the complaints, the rapes were committed overnight in separate rooms at the Raintree hotel.

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