Ruling party leader arrested for raping a Hindu woman in Bangladesh

Ruling party of Bangladesh Awami League’s central farmer wing organizing secretary, Shakilur Rahman Sohag, has been suspended from the party for raping a Hindu woman, Bengali-language daily Manobkantha has reported.

According to the report, the victim Hindu woman lodged a case against Shakilur Rahman Sohag under The Prevention of Women and Children Repression Act with Vatara Police station, Dhaka.

Awami League leader Shakilur Rahman Sohag has been jailed for raping a Hindu woman

A press release by Awami League’s Madaripur District unit cited in the news report reads, “Shakilur Rahman Sohag is currently in jail following the case and he has been temporarily removed from the party post for damaging the image of party. He not only raped a Hindu woman but also violated discipline of the party. He has been thereby suspended  and sent to central committee for the sake of being removed permanently.”

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