6 arrested for selling sex toys

Staff Correspondent

1 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police arrested six youths in a swoop on the capital’s Mirpur area on Saturday on charges of selling sex toys online.

The arrestees are Mehedi Hasan Bhuiyan alias Sunny, 28, Rezaul Amin Hridoy, 27, Mir Hisam Uddin Baizid, 38, Siam Ahmed alias Robin, 21, Yunus Ali, 30, and Arzul Islam Jim, 22.

During the raid, CID also seized toys worth Tk 12 lakh, 5 mobile phones, a laptop and nine SIM cards from them. A case has been lodged under the Special Powers Act and Digital Security Act at Paltan Police Station.

At a briefing on Sunday, Md Kamrul Ahsan, additional DIG of CID Cyber Police Centre, said: “On January 7, an O level student of Mastermind School in the capital died after rape. An autopsy revealed that he died of excessive bleeding following perverted sexual acts. According to experts, a kind of foreign body was used during the torture.”

The incident of death led CID’s Cyber Monitoring and Cyber Investigation team to launch a full-scale investigation. According to the investigation, some gangs are advertising the sale of various sexually arousing products with pictures and videos on various websites or on their Facebook pages.

The team has been able to identify several such websites and Facebook pages, he added.