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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Punish the rapists: Pirojpur people demand at human chain

Source: The Daily Star

Bangladesh Mahila Parishad Pirojpur district unit organised a human chain on Club Road in the town on Friday demanding arrest and punishment of the perpetrators responsible for raping a schoolgirl, recording the scene and trading on the pornography.

People from all walks of life participated in the programme where leaders of different socio-cultural-political organisations and NGOs addressed.

Following a case against five people on September 28 in connection with trading CD containing video footage of the rape by a BCL leader of Pirojpur town, police arrested Suman Talukdar, owner of Shoukhin Audio-Video Corner, Shahin Howladar, apprentice worker of Digital Mobile Servicing Centre, and Faisal Gazi, buyer of the porno CD.

But the main accused Ahsan Kabir Mamun alias Mamun Hawlader and his associate Monir Hossain alias 'Ganja' Monir have remained absconding.

Law enforcers arrested 13 more people and seized huge porno CDs, computer drives and accessories in Pirojpur district and Nazirpur upazila towns in last six days.

Police also filed five cases with Pirojpur Sadar and four with Nazirpur police stations against the arrestees on charges of distribution of the obscene video footage, circulating and trading pornography, said officers-in-charge of Pirojpur sadar and Nazirpur police stations.

Everyone responsible for the rape, its recording and trading of the porno CDs will be arrested, said Pirojpur Superintendent of Police Md Shahidullah Chowdhury.

Police also continued drives to seize all the records of the video footage from the market, he added.

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