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Police officer accused of torturing wife sent to jail

Update : 04 May 2015, 07:40 PM

A police official of Kawnia police station in the district was suspended and sent to jail yesterday after being accused of torturing his minor-aged third wife. 

Barisal Police Lines Inspector (reserved force) Abu Zafar said that Sub-Inspector Abdul Wares, 40, had been suspended following the filing of a case against him on March 10 for regularly torturing his 14-year-old third wife Habiba Akhter Marufa, confining her to his house, for dowry.

The victim’s mother, Mahmuda Begum, lodged the complaint on March 10. In her complaint, the victim’s mother alleged that SI Wares married her daughter Habiba concealing the fact that he has two more wives, and he used to regularly torture Marufa for dowry. 

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