Kidnapper Gangs Usewomen Accomplices

Organized kidnapping gangs areusing beautiful and glamorousgirls to trap solvent businessmenand other professionals, accordingto law enforcing agencies.

In the name of making love withthe people they target, they earnhuge amounts as ransom. Theyalso blackmail businessmen fordays on end. If demands are notproperly realized, they instigatemale gang members to kill thevictims. 

The anti-crime elite force RapidAction  Battalion  (RAB)  onThursday night arrested such agang of kidnappers from Savar,on the city’s outskirts. 

They were identified as MdAzizul Hakim, Md Liton Mollah,Kazla Begum, Md Nazrul IslamBabu and Nuru Miah alias NurIslam alias Kaka alias Mollah. RABalso rescued the victim, identifiedas Md Raihan, and seized a privatecar which was used in the kidnap-ping. 

According  to  RAB  officers,Raihan was going to Savar in aprivate car of his close friend MdBahar from Kalabagan on thenight of April 12, but at one pointBahar kept Raihan hostage in anunidentified    building    inAminbazar area. They torturedhim for six days continuously anddemanded Tk 10 lakh from the victim’s family after making them hearsounds of his cries.  They also threat-ened to kill him unless their demandwas met.

At one stage of the bargaining, thevictim’s family members fixed Tk 5lakh for the release of Raihan.  Thekidnappers  first  told  the  victim’sfamily to keep Tk one lakh at a secretplace under Mirpur Model PoliceStation on April 15.

Accordingly, Robiul Islam Muradand Hasan, two relatives of the victimkept  Tk  1  lakh  at  the  place.  Thekidnapers took away the money fromthe place. 

RAB  informed  the  media  thatabsconding kidnapper Farid came tothe place and took away the money,but the group continued threateningto pay the remaining Tk 4 lakh. 

At one stage, RAB started workingon the incident. A RAB team raidedAmin  Bazar  area  on April  17  andrescued  victim  Raihan.  RAB  alsoarrested  the  five  kidnappers  andseized a private car from their posses-sion. The arrested kidnappers, duringprimary interrogation disclosed thenames of absconding accused MdFarid Uddin and Md Bahar. 

They also disclosed that the ganghad kidnapped several businessmen,employees and other professionals inlast ten years using different tech-niques.  One of their most appliedmethods of kidnapping was pickingup   victims   under   the   guise   ofpassenger-carrying private cars. 

They pick up passengers waitingfor transports during the night. Somekidnappers,  who  hide  inside  theprivate cars in the guise of passen- gers, take the victims to secret placesforcibly and torture them for ransom.Another method is using beautiful,glamorous young girls to trap themale victims. 

They first open a fake Facebookaccount and send friend requests tothe targeted persons. They later collectmobile numbers also. At one stage,they start engaging in online love withtheir targeted victims through chat-ting and video calling using differentmobile apps.  

When the victims fall into thetrap  of  the  females,  the  ladykidnappers take the targeted mento secret hideouts in the name ofmaking love. When the victimsreach  the  places,  some  otherkidnapers make them hostages,and thus earn ransom by torturingthem indiscriminately.