Three police officials were sued on Wednesday on charge of raping a housewife in Brahmanbaria.
They accused are Inspector Kazi Mahfuzul Hasan Siddique, Sub-inspector Shadon Kanti Chowdhury and Assistant Sub-inspector Kamal Hossain of Chatalpar Investigation Centre in Nasirnagar upazila, said sources at the district's Children and Women Repression Prevention Special Tribunal, where the case was filed.
Taking cognisance of the case, Judge Ahsan Habib ordered the chief judicial magistrate in Brahmanbaria to investigate the incident, said the lawyer for the woman from Balikhola village.
According to the case statement, some members of the investigation centre entered the woman's house around 8:00pm on October 4 and ransacked it. The male members of that family were not present at that time.
As the woman tried to stop the policemen, they threatened her and took her to a boat at a nearby ghat. There, they gagged and gang raped her and then left, the statement said. Hearing her screams, some locals rescued and took her to hospital.
The woman said she filed the case with the court as police did not take the case. This paper could not verify the claim.
Inspector Mahfuzul Hasan Siddique refuted the accusation. He said a police team had gone to the house receiving a court order to evict them from a piece of khas land.