‘Sexual abuse by cop’: Court orders judicial inquiry

সোমবার, ০১ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০১৬

01 February 2016 A court in Dhaka today ordered judicial inquiry into the allegation of sexual abuse of a female university student by a sub-inspector of Adabor Police Station.

The order came after the student filed a case against SI Ratan Kumar.

Also, authorities have suspended Kumar and formed a two-member committee to investigate the allegation.

Adabor police Sub-Inspector Ratan Kumar intercepted the victim, a student of Asha University, yesterday afternoon and harassed her, the victim had told The Daily Star.

Apart from accusing her as a yaba peddler, SI Kumar along with two of his associates confined her to a nearby shop and gave her indecent proposals, according to the victim. They also tried to beat up the student, she claimed.

READ MORE: Victim describes the incident

Primary inquiry found SI Ratan Kumar having a 10-minute talk with the woman, Biplob Kumar Sarkar, deputy commissioner (Tejgaon Division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told The Daily Star today.

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After the matter was taken to the court, Judge Md Salehuddin Ahmed of the fourth tribunal under Prevention for Women and Children Repression Act ordered a metropolitan magistrate to report on the inquiry within seven working days.

The incident follows the much hyped incident of torture on a Bangladesh Bank official where a policeman of nearby Mohammadpur Police Station tried the same. The incident sparked outrage throughout the country.


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