RAPE OF WOMAN

2 police officers to be quizzed for 6 days

Our Correspondent . Manikganj | Published: 10:54, Feb 12,2019 | Updated: 01:05, Feb 13,2019

 
 

Sekendar Hossain and Mazharul Islam. — UNB photo

Two police officers were allowed to be interrogated in police custody for six days over rape allegation after they were placed before a Manikganj Judicial Magistrate Court on Tuesday.
The officers, earlier, were arrested at Kalampur of Dhamrai on Tuesday morning after a woman filed a case with the Saturia police station alleging that the officers had raped her.
The officers are Saturia police sub-inspector Sekendar Hossain and assistant sub-inspector Mazharul Islam.
Additional police superintendent Hafizur Rahman, who is leading a two-member committee to probe the rape allegation against the cops, said that they primarily found the allegation to be true.
He said that his committee members had enquired about the allegation throughout Monday and talked to the victim, who said she had been held captive for two days and repeatedly raped by Sekendar and Mazharul.
Manikganj court inspector Habibullah Sarkar told New Age that Saturia police station inspector (investigation) and also the investigation officer of the case, Abul Kalam Azad, placed the cops before judge Golam Sarwar of Judicial Magistrate Court-7 seeking 10 days to question them in police custody.
He said that the court allowed police to interrogate them for six days.
Police officials, quoting the victim, said that the woman, along with her aunt, met the superintendent of police in Manikganj on Sunday and complained that SI Sekendar borrowed Tk 1 lakh from her aunt five years ago, but did not returned.
The women, however, again went to the Saturia police station on Wednesday afternoon to meet Sekendar, who, after meeting them, took them to a district council guest house and reportedly raped a woman there.
After filing the case, the victim’s medical test was done at Manikganj Sadar Hospital, the hospital’s resident medical officer Lutfor Rahman said.
Manikganj superintendent of police Rifat Rahman Shamim said they would take departmental and legal actions against the duo, if found guilty.

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