TikToker arrested over assault on girl
Police on Monday arrested a youth on charge of assaulting and verbally abusing a girl on a footbridge in Dhaka's Shanir Akhra area on February 14.
The arrestee was identified as Saddam Hossain alias Ridoy. He is also known as "TikTok Ridoy", police said.
Law enforcers started investigation after a person sent a video of the girl being assaulted and verbally abused, which went viral on social media on February 16, to the media wing of police headquarters.
A team of Jatrabari police tracked his location and arrested him, four months after the incident, said Mazharul Islam, officer-in-charge of Jatrabari Police Station.
The police official said they identified the victim but she declined to file any case against Ridoy.
As Ridoy was accused in a case filed for murder during a mugging, police produced him before a Dhaka Court where he gave confessional statement under section 164 of CrPC, he added.