• Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lalmonirhat cops to explain role in post-polls rape probe

Star Online Report

The High Court today summoned superintendent of police of Lalmonirhat and former officer-in-charge of the district's Sadar Police Station to explain their role in investigating a rape incident after the January 5 polls.
They will have to appear before the court on June 6.
On Jan 7, three men raped a 35-year-old housewife of a Hindu family in Dharairkhata village of Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila allegedly for casting her vote during the parliamentary polls.
The HC bench of Justice Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Justice ABM Altaf Hossain issued the summons after finding anomaly in the probe report submitted by the SP.
Following a HC order, the Lalmonirhat SP submitted a probe report to the HC recently.
The report said the victim did not bring any allegation against anybody over the incident. But at the same time, it claimed that police arrested one person on the basis of the tortured woman's allegation.
Jamir Uddin, then OC of Lalmonirhat Sadar Police Station, was transferred to another police station after the incident.


After the incident, the OC forced the victim to sign a "settlement bond" between the woman and the rapists instead of registering the case, according to a writ petition of a rights organisation Ain O Salish Kendra.
On March 3, in response to the writ petition, the HC ordered the government to provide security to the victim.

Published: 5:38 pm Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Last modified: 9:40 pm Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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