Bangladeshi girl assaulted in India: TikTok Hridoy shot while fleeing police custody

Bangladeshi girl assaulted in India: TikTok Hridoy shot while fleeing police custody

Staff Correspondentdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 15:22 28 May 2021   Updated: 15:25 28 May 2021

TikTok Hridoy was shot while fleeing from police custody in India; Photo: Collected

TikTok Hridoy was shot while fleeing from police custody in India; Photo: Collected

Bangalore police have arrested five people, including Rifatul Islam alias TikTok Hridoy Babu, in connection with the sexual assault of a Bangladeshi young girl in Kerala, India and spread that video on social media. Later, TikTok Hridoy and another one named Sagar shot while fleeing from police custody on Friday.  

According to Bangalore police, four arrested youths were taken to their residence from the police station on Friday for investigation. From there, TikTok Hridoy Babu and Sagar attacked the police. When the police fired in self-defense, Hridoy and Sagar were shot in the knees. Now they are being treated at a government hospital.

Meanwhile, the Dhaka Metropolitan Detective Police confirmed the identity of the tortured Bangladeshi girl and said the police will bring her back to the country. 

The DMP police, in the meantime, said they started the process of bringing the arrestee TikTok Hridoy back to the country. Cases and investigations would be launched in both countries, police said.

It is to be mentioned that Hridoy, 26, used to live in the Baubazar area at Nayatola in Maghbazar. Everyone in the area knows him as TikTok Hridoy Babu. Through TikTok, he developed friendships with different girls. It is known that he used to make TikTok videos in Hatirjheel with girls from different areas including Khilgaon. 

According to the police, the victim got acquainted with Hridoy through social media, he smuggled her to India illegally by showing her various temptations including a well-paid job. The girl was then forced into the sex trade there.

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