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Verdict in Raintree hotel rape case today

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 08:56, 27 October 2021  
Verdict in Raintree hotel rape case today

A Dhaka court will deliver its verdict today, Tuesday (October 27) in a case filed over the alleged rape of two university students at the Raintree hotel in the city.

Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-7 Judge Begum Mosammat Kamrunnahar will deliver its verdict.

Earlier on October 12, the court deferred the delivery of the verdict in the rape case to October 27.

Defendants in the case are Shafat Ahmed, the son of an Apan Jewellers co-owner, Shafat’s friend Shadman Sakif, a director of Regnum Group, Nayem Ashraf, an employee of E-Makers Event Management, Shafat's driver Billal Hossain and bodyguard Rahmat Ali.

On October 3, ahead of the verdict, the court rejected their bail and sent them to jail.

It is to be mentioned that a case was filed against five persons with Banani Police Station on May 6, 2017, for allegedly raping the two students of a private university in Dhaka at gunpoint at a “birthday party” on March 28 of that year at the Raintree Hotel in the capital’s Banani.