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Manikganj ‘rape’: 2 cops remanded

Two police officers who were held on charge of raping a woman early today, have been remanded for six days.

— Court grants 6 days’ remand

— They were arrested early morning

— Probe body finds proof of rape allegation against duo

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, reports our Manikganj correspondent.

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Earlier, both the officers of Saturia Police Station have been withdrawn and attached to Manikganj Police Lines following the allegation.

WHAT IS THE ALLEGATION AGAINST THE DUO?

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.

The police officials then confined her aunt to one room and forced her to take yaba pills in another. She was raped several times until they were freed on Friday morning.

Asked, Sekendar said the allegation was not true and the two women left Saturia Police Station before Wednesday evening.

Asked why he has been withdrawn, he said he had no idea about it.

The probe committee was formed with Hafizur and Hamidur Rahman Siddiqui, senior assistant police superintendent of Special Branchin the district.

Article source: https://www.thedailystar.net/country/woman-raped-in-manikganj-2-police-arrested-after-probe-body-finds-evidence-1700989

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