After meeting on Facebook, he developed a love relationship with a woman who was an aviator. He introduced himself as an American expatriate. He took Tk 1 crore 9 lakh from the woman, who was divorced four years ago, for taking her to the United States. However, he is not an aviator, nor is he a US citizen. He is a resident of Narail district of Bangladesh. His name is Benazir Hossain (40).
Members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested Benazir from Narail after investigating the case of the victim woman. In a report submitted to the CTTC court, Benji has extorted Tk 1 crore 9 lakh from the victim woman by trapping her into marriage.
According to the victim woman, he used his own savings, bank loans and loans from people to send this money to a mobile phone service provider number provided by the fraudster. Because of this relationship, he left the bank job.
In November last year, the police arrested Benazir within a few days of filing a case at the capital’s Wari police station. Meanwhile, unable to handle the pressure of repaying the loan money taken from various people including bank loans, the woman compromised with the accused. In this regard, he told Prothom Alo, ‘I used to work in a bank. But I lost my job in the clutches of fraudsters. I am mentally disturbed after losing crores of rupees. I could not repay the money. I was forced to compromise with the accused for 60 lakhs. I have understood that money.
In the complaint submitted to the court on January 28, the victim woman said that she received the money from the accused. He has no objection to the bail of the accused. The accused Benazir’s lawyer Sheikh Enamul Hasan told Prothom Alo that his client had a compromise with the plaintiff. The court then granted bail to the accused.
When asked about this, the investigating officer of the case, Deputy Inspector (SI) of Cyber Terrorism Investigation Department of CTTC. Suman told Prothom Alo that he did not know about the accused’s compromise with the victim woman. In the investigation, he found the truth of the information of stealing crores of rupees from the woman.
How women lose everything in a trap
In 2013, while studying in college, the woman got married to a businessman in the family. However, they got separated after six years due to family disputes. After that, he started raising his only daughter. Also continue studying. In 2020, he joined a private bank as an officer.
In the first week of May last year, the woman received a friend request from a person named Shahid Hasan on Facebook. After becoming friends on Facebook, he talked to Shahid Hasan on Messenger. Benazir, who introduced himself as Shahid Hasan, then told him that he was a pilot by profession. A US citizen of Bangladeshi origin. Lives in New York City. Then he learned all kinds of information about the woman’s birth, education and family.
At one stage Benjir gave false identity and told the woman that in 2010 he lost 12 close relatives including his parents in a road accident. Only one of his uncles is alive. Another cousin is serving in an army. He is now an orphan. After six months he will come home to visit his uncle and cousin. Then he trapped the woman with emotional talks. At one point, he told the woman on messenger, “I don’t trust any girl.” Then the woman talked to him regularly on messenger. At one point the cheater proposed to her. He said that he will take her to the United States after marriage.
After that, the fraudster Benjir started taking money one after another from the woman to get a passport to take her to the United States. The victim woman told Prothom Alo, “He repeatedly told me about the death of my parents to emotionally blackmail me. He is an orphan. He has no one in this world to call his own. Looking for a good life partner. Marry me and take me to America. My life will change. I fell into the trap of his words.
The victim woman claimed that the fraudster wanted money on various pretexts including getting a passport and visa to take her to America. Believing, he continued to pay. At one stage he sold 37 gold ornaments. He broke the savings certificate in his own name, took a loan from the bank. The woman said, ‘I have sent him all the money I have saved. At one stage I borrow from my mother, from a close relative and give it to him. It also happened that I sold my blood, decided to sell my kidney too.’
The victim also claimed that she resigned from her job at the end of last year due to this relationship. He was told that any day he will come to Bangladesh and marry her and take her to America.
The victim woman stated in the statement of the case that the man, who gave the identity of an aviator, said that he would come to Bangladesh within six months and marry her and take her to America. When he did not come after six months, he went to Khulna to look for the address given by him. But no person named Shaheed Hasan lives there. After telling this information on Messenger, the fraudster told him that he has all the videos of private moments. If they go overboard, he will expose them on social media.
Then the woman filed a case at the police station. The investigation officer of the case CTTC SI Md. Suman told Prothom Alo, “We have found the truth of the information that the victim woman gave one crore taka to the fraudster Benazir.” We got the full details of the 13 mobile numbers given by Benazir to which the woman sent the money.
The victim said that she was mentally disturbed after being caught by the cheater. Unemployed for several months after losing his job. Loans taken from various people including banks have to be paid. His condition has reached such a level that tuition (pupil teaching) is now required.
According to the prothomalo