3 held over snatching of JnU student Parisha’s phone

Police Tuesday arrested three members of a ring, dealing in stolen mobiles, from Dhaka's Karwan Bazar for their involvement in the snatching of the mobile phone of Jagannath University (JnU) student Parisha Akhtar.

The accused are Md Ripon alias Akash, Md Shafiq and a juvenile whose name has not been released.

On July 21, a youth snatched the phone of Parisha, a student of zoology at JnU, while she was on a bus in Karwan Bazar, Rubaiyat Zaman, additional deputy commissioner Of Dhaka Metropolitan Police's Tejgaon Zone, said Wednesday.

However, Parisha quickly got off the bus and caught a suspect and she also beat him up. Her friends caught another suspect.

The bravery of Parisha and her friends took social media by storm.

A general diary was registered with the police and a case was also filed in connection with the incident, the ADC said.

After checking CCTV footage, Tejgaon Police arrested a juvenile from Karwan Bazar. He initially said he did nothing. However, the juvenile later admitted his involvement and named another person called Ripon alias Akash.

"During interrogation, Ripon also admitted his involvement. He sold Parisha's phone to Md Shafiq, who buys stolen handsets, for Tk4,000. Shafiq was arrested along with the stolen phone from Karwan Bazar Tuesday," the ADC said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh