Manikganj ‘rape’: 2 cops remanded
Hossen Sohel of DOT
Two police officers who were held on charge of raping a woman early yesterday, have been remanded for six days, reports The Daily Star.
The arrested police officers — Sub-inspector Sekendar Hossain and Assistant Sub-inspector Mazharul Islam with Saturia Police Station — were taken to a court in the district a day after a probe committee formed to investigate the incident primarily found proof of the allegation against them.
The 22-year-old woman filed a case against the duo last evening.
Judge Md Golam Sarwar of Judicial Magistrate Court-7 passed the order of the remand this afternoon after police produced them before the court with a remand prayer of 10 days.
Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge (investigation) of Saturia Police Station and also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, produced the arrestees before the court.
Hafizur Rahman, additional superintendent of police (Sadar circle) in the district and head of the probe body, told our Manikganj correspondent in the morning that the committee members had enquired about the allegation and talked to the victim yesterday.
Earlier, both the officers of Saturia Police Station have been withdrawn and attached to Manikganj Police Lines following the allegation.
The woman claimed that she had been held captive for two days last week and repeatedly raped by the police officers.
She was sent to a hospital for tests.
The woman met the superintendent of police in Manikganj on Sunday and informed him that SI Sekendar borrowed Tk 1 lakh from her aunt five years ago. He was supposed to give back Tk 3 lakh with interest. She and her aunt went to Saturia Police Station on Wednesday afternoon to meet Sekendar.
After meeting them, Sekendar took them to Saturia Rest House. A few minutes later, ASI Mazharul went there, she said.