Cop held in Khulna for raping India-returned woman in quarantine

United News of Bangladesh . Khulna | Published: 18:40, May 17,2021


An assistant sub-inspector of police was held on Monday for allegedly raping a 22-year-old woman who was under institutional quarantine in Khulna city after returning from India.

Sadar police arrested ASI Mokleshur Rahman soon after the woman had filed a case against him on Monday, Khulna Metropolitan Police deputy commissioner (south) Anwar Hossain confirmed.

‘Mokhlesur, posted at the Khulna Metropolitan Police Court, was assigned to the Primary Teachers Training Institute quarantine centre on May 1,’ Anwar said, adding, ‘Today the woman filed a written case with Khulna sadar police station accusing Mokleshur of raping her at the quarantine facility Friday.’

According to the First Information Report, the woman alleged that she was sent to 14-day mandatory quarantine at PTI, soon after returning from India on May 4. During the quarantine, Mokleshur and she had a romantic attachment and the policeman sexually assaulted her on May 14.

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