The woman who allegedly initiated the scuffle and assaulted a young woman at Narsingdi Railway Station over her clothes has been placed on a three-day remand.

Earlier in the day, Rab detained Shila Akhter alias Saima from the Shibpur area in the district, ANM Emran Khan, assistant director of Rab’s Legal and Media wing, said.

The woman along with her two friends, who were waiting at Narsingdi station for a Dhaka-bound train on May 18, was reportedly assaulted over her clothes, which the attackers had termed “indecent”.

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When produced before a magistrate, the Narsingdi court granted three days remand period for interrogation.

A video of the incident started doing the rounds on social media from May 19 morning, sparking backlash and protests from women’s rights organisations, which demanded the attackers be arrested.

Witnesses said Shila Akhter, waiting at Narsingdi station, first started hurling abusive words at the victim. Then some men joined her and started assaulting the girl.

Woman assaulted at Narsingdi station
Woman assaulted at Narsingdi station over “indecent clothes”
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The girl then ran to the Narsingdi station master’s room for refuge from the attackers.

On May 23, another accused, Ismail Mia, was arrested and later placed on remand for three days.

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