Bangladeshi student arrested on rape charges in Santiniketan

Bangladeshi student arrested on rape charges in Santiniketan

India Blooms News Service

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Santiniketan, West Bengal, Dec 6 (IBNS) A 26-year-old Bangladeshi student of Visva-Bharati University was arrested after a 12th twelveth standard student of Patha Bhavan of the same varsity in Santiniketan in Birbhum district of West Bengal accused him of raping her by blackmailing with some video footages, police said on Saturday.

According to police, Shafiqul Islam of Bangladesh, who is a student of Rural Extension Centre at Santiniketan in Visva-Bharati, was in a relationship with the girl, also hailing from Bangladesh's Sirajganj region.

The boy had taken some objectionable video clips of the girl and later forced her to engage in sex with him by blackmailing her with the footages.

Later, the girl informed her family in Bangladesh and subsequently lodged a police complaint.

The boy was arrested and a local court remanded him to police custody for three days on Saturday.

Police said they are investigating the case. 

The university, set up by Nobel laureate and world poet Rabindranath Tagore, was in news for a molestation case this year.

A girl student from Fine Arts department from Sikkim was allegedly sexually assaulted by three students in August.

Bangladeshi student arrested on rape charges in Santiniketan

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