Judicial inquiry into ‘sexual abuse’ of female student by cops ordered
01 February 2015, Nirapad News: A Dhaka court on Monday ordered a judicial inquiry into the allegation of sexual abuse of a female university student by a sub-inspector of Adabor Police Station.
Judge Md Salehuddin Ahmed of the fourth tribunal under Prevention for Women and Children Repression Act ordered a metropolitan magistrate to report on the inquiry within seven working days.
The student filed a case against Adabor Police Station SI Ratan Kumar.
Meanwhile, authorities have suspended Kumar and formed a two-member committee to investigate the allegation.
Ratan Kumar stopped the student of Asha University near Mohammadpur Shia mosque intersection on Sunday afternoon and harassed her.
The victim alleged to the media that Ratan Kumar along with two of his associates confined her in a nearby shop, and gave her an indecent proposal.
The police official accused her of a yaba peddler, she also alleged adding ‘they also tried to beat me up’.
Biplob Kumar Sarkar, deputy commissioner (Tejgaon Division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told the media that Ratan had a 10-minutue talk with the student.
Earlier, cops under the Mohammadpur Police Station tortured a Bangladesh Bank official, sparking outrage throughout the country.