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Rape of female player: Ju-Jitsu general secretary sent to jail

Published : Tuesday, 21 May, 2024 at 5:32 PM  Count : 2181

Rape of female player: Ju-Jitsu general secretary sent to jail

Rape of female player: Ju-Jitsu general secretary sent to jail

Two accused including Bangladesh Ju-Jitsu Association general secretary Rafiqul Islam Newton were sent to jail on Monday after their one-day remand was over in a case filed over alleged rape of a female player.

After hearing on Monday (May 20), Dhaka's Metropolitan Magistrate Akteruzzaman order to send them to prison.
The other accused placed on remand was Rafiqul Islam Newton's associate Sumaiya.

Earlier, investigation officer (IO) of the case Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station's sub-inspector Sakil Joarder produced the accused before the court and pleaded for placing them on a five-day remand. The lawyers representing the accused pleaded for granting bail cancelling the remand. After the hearing, the magistrate granted one day's remand.

According to the case statement, with the help of another arrested female player, Newton used to make physical relationship forcibly with other female players alluring and threatening them. The victim had been taking training on ji-jutsu under Newton over the last years. During the training, Newton harassed the victim physically on various excuses. One day, the victim was confined by associate Sumaiya in a room during the changing of dresses after the practice. Then Newton was called in the room and he raped the woman forcibly. Then Sumaiya entered the room and took the nude photos of the victim. Newton threatened the victim to upload her nude photos on social media if she told anybody anything else.

Following the incident, Newton allegedly raped the woman several times after calling her to a flat in the capital and issuing threats to spread her photos on social media.

After the victim filed a case, Newton and his associate female player Sumaiya went into hiding and repeatedly changed their positions to avert arrest. However, the Rapid Action Battlion (RAB) finally arrested them conducting raids at Shah Ali and Mirpur police station areas.

On Saturday, RAB's Legal and Media Wing director Commander Arafat Islam said Rafiqul Islam Newton is a trainer of ju-jitsu game. He confessed his involvement in rape under primary interrogation. If any woman became pregnant due to his immoral acts, Newton used to force them to go for abortion. Even, he used to enter the dress changing rooms of the female players before practice and raped them forcibly. There he used to take photographs and recorded videos. Another woman of the association assisted him in such activities.


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