Family members have alleged that police were showing reluctance to arrest the abductors of a female student of Rangpur Polytechnic Institute, a month into the incident.
On July 25, a gang of stalkers abducted the 16-year-old girl hailed from Chirirbandar upazila in the district.
Although an abduction case was filed against five people on July 27, police were yet to rescue the girl and arrest the kidnappers, said the victim's father.
The accused are Md Abdur Razzak, 20, son of late Khuchur Ali, Hamidul Islam, 2,1 and Anisur Rahman, 28, sons of Aynuddin, Faridul Islam, 18, son of Abdul Mannan, and Md Zakaria, 19, son of Idris Ali of Mohadani village in the upazila.
The investigation officer of the case and the officer in-charge of Chirirbandar police station showed indifference to the case and reluctance to arrest the accused while they were moving freely in and around the area, alleged the family members of the girl.
Refuting the allegation, OC Rawshan Mostafa said they recently sought the call list from different mobile operators to arrest the culprits and rescue the girl.