• Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Mirpur DC, OC summoned over rape of garment worker

The High Court today summoned the deputy commissioner of police (Mirpur zone) and officer in-charge (OC) of Mirpur Police Station to explain why they failed to detain those who raped a garment worker in the capital.

They will have to appear before the court on July 15.

The girl, aged 19, was gang-raped in a microbus in Mirpur area on July 1.

She was forcibly picked up in the vehicle in the city's Darus Salam by three people, including her neighbour Farid, 35, who used to stalk her, the victim's aunt told earlier The Daily Star.

The court also summoned the OC of One-stop Crisis Centre (OCC) at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) to appear before the court same day to inform it about the medical report of the rape victim.

In response to a writ petition, the HC issued a rule upon the government to explain in four weeks why its failure to arrest the culprits should not be declared illegal.

In the rule, the court also asked the government to explain why it should not be directed to frame rules and use of technological devices to arrest the criminals and prevent rape, stalking and eve-teasing of garment workers.

The HC bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo came up with the order and rule after hearing the petition filed by Children's Charity of Bangladesh Foundation, a rights organisation.

The organisation submitted the petition on July 5 on basis of a report published on The Daily Star on July 3 headlined "another girl raped in city".

The organisation prayed to the court to pass necessary order on the government to ensure security of garment workers and to prevent s

Published: 2:56 pm Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Last modified: 8:18 pm Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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