A Dhaka court has granted bail to Shafat Ahmed, the son of Dildar Ahmed, one of the owners of Apan Jewellers in a case filed on charges of raping two private university students in a posh hotel in the capital’s Banani.
Judge Khademul Kayes of Dhaka Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-7 passed the order on November 7.
The news was revealed on Saturday (December 07).
Earlier, same judge granted bail to him on November 29, 2018.
According to the case, invited to Shafat’s birthday party on March 28, 2017, the two girls went to the Raintree Dhaka hotel in Banani around 9:00pm. After the rooftop party ended around midnight, two out of five accused raped the girls in two hotel rooms.
Shafat, son of one of the owners of Apan Jewellers, is the main accused in the case.
One of the rape victims filed a case with Banani Police Station on May 6 accusing the five people.
Following the rape allegation, law enforcers arrested the five accused from Dhaka and Sylhet. Of them, Shafat, Nayem, Sakif and Billal gave confessional statements before magistrates on different dates.