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Fakhrul came up with this statement while addressing a meeting at National Press Club in Dhaka on Friday.

"What’s the reason? The reason is those who were arrested and accused are powerful. They’ve so much money, jewelry and lawmakers. I strongly protest. I’m disappointed and aggrieved. We can’t accept such a verdict," the BNP leader said.

On Thursday, the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-7 acquitted five youths, including Apan Jewellers owner’s son Shafat Ahmed, of the charge of raping two university students at Raintree Dhaka hotel in the capital in 2017.

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