Two cops held for rape in Manikganj

Manikganj, Feb 12 (UNB) – Police arrested two officers of Saturia Police Station early Tuesday on charges of gang-raping a young woman after keeping her confined to the upazila Duck-bungalow here.

They were arrested around 2 am after the victim filed a case with the police station accusing the two officials on Monday night, said Rifat Rahman Shamim, superintendent of district police.

Earlier on Sunday, the two officials–Sub-inspector Sekandar Hossain and Assistant Sub-inspector Mazharul Islam–were withdrawn from their duty station.

Besides, a medical test of the girl was also done at Manikganj General Hospital around 8:30 pm Monday.

Following a written complaint filed by the victim on Sunday, the probe committee comprising of Additional Superintendent of Police Hafizur Rahman of Sadar Circle and Senior Assistant Superintendent of District Special Branch Hamidur Rahman Siddique investigated the incident. 

As proves were found against the two officials after a primary investigation, the case was filed, said ASP Hafizur Rahman.

According to case statement, Sekandar took the victim girl to the Duck-bungalow when she came to the upazila headquarters along with another woman on Thursday afternoon.

He kept her confined to a room and forced her to take Yaba pills.

Later, Sekandar and Mazharul raped her in turns and released her on Friday morning, threatening to kill her on crossfire if she discloses the matter to anyone.