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4 rescued from Cox’s Bazar cottage

11 extortionist gang members held

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 9 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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4 rescued from Cox’s Bazar cottage

Tourist police rescued four tourists from the captivity of a criminal gang in Cox’s Bazar and arrested 11 members of the racket.

They rescued the captives and arrested the criminals late Sunday night and early Monday.

On the basis of secret information, police raided Shewly Cottage at Kalatoli Collage Zone in the district town on Sunday night, said Rezaul Karim, additional superintendent (Cox’s Bazar Zone) of Tourist Police.

At first, the police knocked at the door of the cottage but did not open it. Later, they broke open the door. But the criminals managed to flee through a secret exit door, the officer said.

"Then the police rescued four male hostages. Six men and three women held them hostage," the police officer said.

The criminals forcibly took objectionable photos of the victims with the three women.

Later, they demanded a huge amount of ransom, threatening them with spreading the photos on social media.

They carried out inhuman torture on them to extract the ransom, said the officer.