Rape in Custody

5 Khulna railway cops sued

United News of Bangladesh . Khulna | Published: 00:00, Sep 24,2019


A case was filed on Monday against five railway policemen, including suspended officer-in-charge of Khulna government railway police station Osman Goni, over the reported gang-rape of a woman in custody.

The victim filed the case with Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-3 at noon, said her counsel lawyer Md Mominul Islam.

The court accepted the case and ordered the Police Bureau of Investigation to investigate the matter, he said.

On August 2, five railway policemen allegedly raped the woman after arresting her on allegations of stealing a mobile phone.

Police produced her before a court the following day showing her arrested with five bottles of contraband Phensidyl syrup.

On August 5, a three-member committee was formed to look into the incident.

Two of the accused - OC Osman Goni and sub-inspector Nazmul Haque - were closed to Pakshi railway police lines.

The woman secured bail in the narcotics case on August 28.

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