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Ju-Jitsu Association GS Newton arrested on charge of rape of trainees

Published : Sunday, 19 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 122


General Secretary Rafiqul Islam Newton of Bangladesh Ju-Jitsu Association has been arrested on charge of rape.

Rapid Action Battlion (RAB-12) arrested two accused including Newton from Shah Ali and Mirpur areas on Saturday. RABs Legal and Media Wing Director Commander Arafat Islam confirmed it.
There are allegations that Rafiqul Islam Newton raped a female Ju-Jitsu repeatedly threatening to spread her photographs and videos on social media.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

voluntarily took over the allegation after a news, headlined, "[He] used to take away chastity of trainees in the name of teaching Kung-Fu-Karate" was published in a newspaper.

The NHRC also sent a letter to the Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports asking him to submit a report after taking legal action on the basis of an inquiry into the complaint.

There are allegations that Newton was involved in rape and physical torture on a number of female players including gold medal recipients sports women. Moreover, there are allegations against a female player of Ju-Jitsu Association to assist Newton to rape the female trainees.







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