Alexa Majnu is a serial rapist: RAB

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DU student rape

Majnu is a serial rapist: RAB

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:28 PM, 8 January 2020   Updated: 03:48 PM, 8 January 2020

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Majnu, who raped a Dhaka University (DU) female student, is a serial rapist, said Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Wednesday. 

Lieutenant Colonel Sarwar Bin Kashem, the director of the legal and media wing of RAB, confirmed the information at a press briefing at RAB's Media Center in capital's Karwan Bazar area this noon.

The RAB official said that in the primary interrogation, Majnu admitted his previous crimes including the rape of DU student. Majnu said that after the death of his wife he did not marry because of his economic condition. Since then, he has raped various disabled women and beggars. He is a drug addict. 

According to the RAB, Majnu mainly targeted the mentally retarded women and raped them. Majnu told RAB, this is the first time he raped someone who was not disabled. On that day, he went to Kurmitola Hospital for treatment. 

Earlier on Tuesday night, RAB arrested the rapist, 28, from Sheora rail crossing area in the capital after conducting an overnight drive last night. RAB also recovered victim's mobile phone, charger, bag, some other items belonging to her and torchlight.

Later, Lieutenant Colonel Sarwar Bin Kashem said that the photo of Majnu was shown to the victim. She identified him as a rapist.  

According to RAB, rapist Majnu, hailing from Hatiya of Noakhali district, is a hawker by profession. He got involved in various crimes including mugging and stealing after the death of his wife. He came to Dhaka 10 years back.