June 15, 2021


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Police officer arrested for allegedly raping a young woman in quarantine

After returning from India, a young woman in quarantine at the Primary Training Institute (PTI) center in Khulna was allegedly raped. After the case was filed, the accused ASI said. Mokhlesur Rahman has been arrested. He has been suspended.

According to the Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP), the girl, a resident of Mashiali area of ​​the city, came to Bangladesh from India through Benapole border on May 4. He was then quarantined at Khulna PTI. On the night of May 13 and 15, ASI Mokhlech raped her twice.

Then on May 17, the young woman filed a case with the Khulna Police Station under the Women Torture Act. After the case, Khulna Metropolitan Police arrested ASI Mokhlech. He was then sent to jail through the court.

KMP Commissioner in this regard. Masudur Rahman Bhuiyan said that after receiving the complaint, the accused has been arrested by recording a case under the Women and Child Abuse Prevention Act. He has been suspended and a departmental case has been filed against him. Investigation of two cases has also started. No slack will be shown in this regard. ASI Mokhlech has been working in PTI Quarantine Center since last May 1. There were 4 women in quarantine at the center till Monday. The quarantine of rape victims will end on May 18.

In this regard, the coordinator of the Bangladesh Human Rights Implementation Organization Khulna Advocate. Mominul Islam told Samakal that the incident could create anxiety among other women in the quarantine. That is why security needs to be ensured in quarantine centers under the supervision of female police officers.