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Marriage of rape victim: OC withdrawn, SI suspended

Mukul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-09-12 2:07:14 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-09-13 4:52:32 PM

Pabna Correspondent: Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Pabna Sadar Police Station Obaidul Hoque has been withdrawn from duty for forcing the victim of an alleged gang rape to marry one of the assailants at the station compound. Sub-Inspector Ekramul Hoque has also temporally been suspended.

Pabna Police Superintendent Rafiqul Islam confirmed the news to a group of journalists at his office on Thursday noon.

Police have arrested two more persons in connection with the rape on Thursday morning. Four people have been arrested in the case so far.

A housewife has recently been married off to her one of the ‘rapists’ at the Pabna Sadar Police Station after she was gang-raped at Sahapur Jashodal village of Sadar upazila.

Locals said she was gang-raped by her neighbour Rasel and his associates at her own home on August 29.

The victim lodged a written complaint over the matter with the police station on September 5.

But the OC Obaidul Hoque did not record any case and instead married the victim off to Russel at the police station on September 6.


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