A sub-inspector (SI) of Sreemangal Police Station was ‘closed’ and sent to police lines and an officer-in-charge (OC) of the same police station was served a show cause notice by superintendent of police (SP) of Moulvibazar on Sunday.
They were both responsible for investigating a case filed on Thursday over raping of a sixth grader girl in Sreemangal of Moulvibazar on April 16.
SI Delwar Hossain was investigation officer of the case, while Sohel Rana was the OC (investigation) at the police station.
Moulvibazar SP Mohammad Shah Jalal yesterday said although the incident took place on Tuesday last week and a case was filed on Thursday, two police officials failed to take swift action and arrest the accused rapist.
The accused, Munna Mia, was arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-9) on Friday night and handed over to Sreemangal police, said ASP Kamruzzaman of Rab’s Srimangal camp.
The child’s father said Munna Mia, 19, son of Matlib Mia, raped his daughter on April 16 in the afternoon when he was out for work.
Munna fled the scene sensing his return home, he said, adding that his daughter was taken to Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital where she is still undergoing treatment.