Alexa Banani rape case: Hearing adjourned till June 25

Dhaka, Tuesday   23 July 2019

Banani rape case: Hearing adjourned till June 25

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:45 PM, 28 May 2019  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

A Dhaka court on Tuesday adjourned till June 25 the hearing of a case lodged over allegedly raping of two private university students in Hotel The Raintree Dhaka at capital’s Banani area in 2017.

Today was set for cross-examination of one of the victims. But the girl couldn’t appear before the court due to illness, prompting the prosecution to file a time plea.

Dhaka 7th women and children repression prevention tribunal judge Khadem Ul Kayes then adjourned the hearing, allowing the time plea.

Police produced prime accused Safat Ahmed and Naim Ashraf before the court from jail, while Safat’s friend Sadman Sakif, bodyguard Rahmat Ali and driver Billal Hossain, who are on bail, also appeared before the court for the hearing.

Safat, son of Apan Jewelers owner Dildar Ahmed, and his friends raped the two girls on March 28, 2017, bringing them to that hotel for joining a birthday party. A victim filed the case on May 6, 2017, with Banani Police Station.

Police filed charge sheet on June 8, 2017, against five including Safat in the case, and a court on July 13, 2017, framed charges against the accused.