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TikToker arrested over assault on girl

by Khan Helal

Police on Monday arrested a youth on charge of assaulting and verbally abusing a girl on a footbridge in Dhaka’s Shanir Akhra area on February 14.

The arrestee was identified as Saddam Hossain alias Ridoy. He is also known as “TikTok Ridoy”, police said.

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Law enforcers started investigation after a person sent a video of the girl being assaulted and verbally abused, which went viral on social media on February 16, to the media wing of police headquarters.

A team of Jatrabari police tracked his location and arrested him, four months after the incident, said Mazharul Islam, officer-in-charge of Jatrabari Police Station.

The police official said they identified the victim but she declined to file any case against Ridoy.

As Ridoy was accused in a case filed for murder during a mugging, police produced him before a Dhaka Court where he gave confessional statement under section 164 of CrPC, he added.  

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