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No RMG worker ‘gang-raped on July 1’

Star Online Report

Mirpur police today submited a document before the High Court saying that no garment worker was gang-raped in a microbus in the capital's Mirpur on July 1.

The victim, who said to be gang-raped in a microbus, told the investigation officer that her ex-husband Tasir and a relative, Parul Akter, had filed the case, bringing false rape charge against Farid, Khalil and Suman.

Deputy Commissioner of Mirpur Division Imtiaz Ahmed and Officer-in-Charge of Mirpur Police Station Md Salauddin Khan placed a report containing the victim’s statement before the HC.

After the statement was placed, the HC bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo said they will order the authorities concerned to take legal action against the people and the victim who are responsible for filing the false case.

In response to separate writ petitions, the bench today exempted the DC, OC and Coordinator of the One-stop Crisis Centre (OCC) at Dhaka Medical College Hospital Dr Bilkis Begum from personal appearance before the court.

The trio filed the petitions today seeking exemption from personal appearance before the court.

The court fixed September 14 for further hearing of the petition.

On July 15, the same bench summoned the DC, OC and coordinator of OCC asking them to appear before the court today.

Victim’s aunt told The Daily Star that the female worker, aged about 19, was reportedly gang-raped in Darussalam by the three accused.

Published: 4:08 pm Monday, July 21, 2014

Last modified: 10:35 pm Monday, July 21, 2014

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