Law enforcers have arrested the driver and a gunman of Shafat Ahmed, the prime accused in the Banani rape case, from the city.
A team of Rapid Action Battalion-10 picked up driver Billal from Ibrahim Hotel on Nawabpur Road in old Dhaka around 6pm, said Commanding Officer of RAB-10 Jahangir Hossain Matabbar.
On the other hand, a team of Detective Branch of police arrested Shafat’s gunman Rahman along with a shotgun and 10 bullets from Gulshan area around 7:30pm, said Deputy Commission (Media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Masudur Rahman.
With this, four accused have so far been arrested in connection with the rape incident.
Earlier on Thursday night, police arrested Shafat and Shadman Sakif from Sylhet in connection with the case filed over the rape of two private university girls in a hotel.
The 5th accused, Nayeem Ashraf, has been on the run.
The two university girls were raped at Rainree Hotel on March 28 last.
One of the rape victims filed a case with Banani Police Station on May 6 accusing five people.
Of the accused, Shafat Ahmed, 26, and Nayeem Ashraf, 30, were sued for raping the two female university students while Shadman Sakif, 24, Shafat's driver Billal, 26, and his unnamed bodyguard for abetting in the crime.
According to the case statement, the plaintiff along with her friend went to a residential hotel at Banani to attend the birthday party of Shafat around 9pm on March 28.
The two prime accused -- Shafat and Nayeem -- confined them to two rooms of the hotel at gunpoint after the rooftop birthday party was over at midnight. The two girls were made to drink liquor before being raped. Shafat raped the plaintiff while Nayem her friend.
Shafat's driver Billal filmed the incident, she said in the FIR adding that they got introduced with Shafat and Nayeem through Shadman Sakif.