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12:00 AM, March 16, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 16, 2018

Banani Double Rape

Another key accused gets bail

A Dhaka court granted bail to Billal Hossain, driver of Ahmed Shafat, prime accused in the Banani double rape case.

The court of Judge Shafiul Azam of Second Tribunal for Prevention of Women and Children Repression yesterday passed the bail order.

Earlier, Shafat's bodyguard Rahmat Ali secured bail from the High Court in this same case.

Three other accused including Ahmed Shafat, son of Dildar Hossain Selim, one of the owners of Apan Jewellers, Nayem Ashraf and Shadman Sakif are in jail.

Charges were framed on July 13 last year against all the five accused, in a case filed over the rape.

Invited to Shafat's birthday party on March 28 last year, two female university students went to a Banani hotel around 9:00pm. After the party ended around midnight, Shafat and Nayem raped them in two rooms, alleged one of the two girls who filed the case with Banani Police Station on May 6 the same year.

Billal filmed the rape, Rahmat intimidated the girls while Sakif refrained from informing the hotel authorities and the police about the incident, she alleged.

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