Two cops arrested for ‘raping woman’ in Manikganj

Published: February 12, 2019 11:02:52 | Updated: February 12, 2019 19:02:46

Police arrested two officers of Saturia Police Station in the early hours of Tuesday on charges of gang-raping a young woman after keeping her confined to the Manikganj upazila Dak bungalow.

They were arrested at around 2am after the victim filed a case with the police station accusing the two officials on Monday night, said Rifat Rahman Shamim, superintendent of district police.

Earlier on Sunday, the two officials-- sub-inspector Sekandar Hossain and assistant sub-inspector Mazharul Islam-- were withdrawn from their duty station.

Besides, a medical test of the girl was also done at Manikganj General Hospital at around 8:30pm on Monday.

Following a written complaint filed by the victim on Sunday, the probe committee comprising of additional superintendent of police Hafizur Rahman of Manikganj sadar circle and senior assistant superintendent of district special branch Hamidur Rahman Siddique investigated the incident.

As proves were found against the two officials after a primary investigation, the case was filed, UNB reported quoting ASP Hafizur Rahman.

According to case statement, Sekandar took the victim girl to the Dak bungalow when she came to the upazila headquarters along with another woman on Thursday afternoon.

He kept her confined to a room and forced her to take Yaba pills.

Later, Sekandar and Mazharul raped her in turns and released her on Friday morning, threatening to kill her on crossfire if she discloses the matter to anyone.

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