Khulna GRP station rape victim denied bail

United News of Bangladesh . Khulna | Published: 00:36, Aug 19,2019


A court here on Sunday rejected the bail petition of a woman who was gang-raped in police custody and shown arrested in a drug-related case.

Khulna Judicial Magistrate Court-1 Noyon Biswas rejected the bail petition, said Mominul Islam, a coordinator of Bangladesh Human Rights Implementation Organisation.

On August 2, five railway policemen allegedly raped a woman after arresting her on allegations of stealing a mobile phone and produced her before a court the next day showing her arrested with five bottles of contraband Phensedyl.

The court ordered a medical test after the victim raised allegation of rape. On August 5, a three-member committee was formed to look into the incident. Following the formation of this committee, 2 of the accused, including the OC and an SI of the GRP station, were withdrawn and attached to Pakshey station.

Later, the victim filed a case against the five policemen, including the officer-in-charge of Government Railway Police station Osman Gani Pathan, SI Nazmul and three others on August 9.

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