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TikToker held for blackmailing 100 women

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 16th November, 2021 10:09:24 PM
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TikToker held for blackmailing 100 women

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested a young man for allegedly deceiving and blackmailing around 100 women in the name of making them TikTok models, after posing as a law enforcer.

The arrestee is TikTok Raj alias Abdur Rakib alias Khokon, 26, a security guard of a Bogura hotel and son of late Abdur Rahim of Niamatpur upazila in Naogaon district. He used to introduce himself as a Lance Naik of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), currently deputed to RAB.

A joint team of RAB-2 and RAB-5 picked him up from the capital’s Mohammadpur area on Monday.

Commander Khandaker Al Moin, director (legal and media wing) of the RAB Headquarters, revealed the information at a press briefing in the city on Tuesday.

A fake RAB uniform with an ID card, a fake BGB ID card, seven SIM cards, a pair of boots, a handset and some other things were seized from his possession, he said.

Posing as a RAB man, Khokon used to develop illicit relations with women and video the intimate moments. Later, he would blackmail them into giving him a handsome amount of money through intimidation, Moin said.

He said the youth made funny videos and uploaded those on social media sites, including TikTok. He garnered 2 million followers and views.

According to the RAB director, Khokon in RAB and BGB uniforms circulated his photos and videos on Facebook, WhatsApp,YouTube, Imo, TikTok and other social media platforms.

“He used to develop illicit relations with the women after alluring them that he would make them TikTok models. At one stage, he would spend intimate moments with them and film the acts. Afterwards, he used to show them the videos and demand a big amount of money by threatening to circulate those on social media,” he said. 

The arrestee, who has four wives and is wanted in a criminal case, has been committing the crime for the last two years, Moin said.

He said they have so far arrested 66 members of several gangs trafficking women abroad in the name of making them models.