Female student assault: Arrest warrant issued against SI Ratan
A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrant against Ratan Kumar, a sub-inspector of Adabor Police Station, for allegedly harassing a private university student sexually in the city's Mohammadpur area on January 31.
Taking the charges against the SI into cognisance, Judge Md Salehuddin Ahmed of the Fourth Tribunal for Prevention of Women and Children Repression passed the order.
The court directed the officer-in-charge (OC) of Adabor Police Station to execute its order. It set March 16 as the next date for hearing in the case.
The victim alleged that SI Ratan and two other cops of the police station stopped her rickshaw around 3:00pm on January 31 while she was on way to a bookstore on Nurjahan Road.
The policemen confined the ASA University student to an electronics shop in Mohammadpur and harassed her for about 45 minutes, accusing her of being a yaba peddler.
Later, the victim filed a case against the cops with the court.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Imdadul Haque on February 9 recorded statements of five people, including the victim, and initially found the allegation against Ratan to be true, said court sources.