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Fine and sit-ups only punishment of Noakhali ‘rapists’

27 February 2018,Tuesday, 17:00

Two of miscreants who alleged raped a widow were released after being fined and made to do sit-ups holding their ears through arbitration in Senbagh upazila of Noakhali district.

After a video footage of the arbitration went viral on the social media, police arrested two rapists and arbitrator on Monday.

The victim who works as a garment worker at a factory in Chittagong said she hired a rickshaw at Chhatapaiya Bazar around 10:30pm on Wednesday last for going home.

Rickshaw-puller Selim called Mohammad Rubel, 20, and Noor Nabi, 24, over his mobile phone and they raped her on the bank of a canal.

Locals Quashem and Mohammad Hanif later called arbitration to settle the matter and they only fined Rubel and Nabi Tk 10,000 each and Selim Tk 30,000.

As Rubel and Nabi appeared at the arbitration, they were made to do sit-ups holding their ears and later freed.

Officer-in-charge of Senbagh Police Station Harunur Rashid Chowdhury said they sent to victim to hospital and arrested two rapists and an arbitrator on Monday.



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