Police have detained a Union Parishad chairman for allegedly raping a housewife in Feni’s Fulgazi upazila.
Fulgazi’s Sadar Union Parishad chairman Nurul Islam was detained from his home early Thursday.
Fulgazi police station’s Officer-in-Charge (OC) Humayun Kabir said he has been detained for allegedly raping a housewife of the union’s Bijoypur village, who went to Union Parishad Office to seek justice for abuse done by her family.
“The victim has been admitted to the district’s Sadar Hospital for treatment. Her medical examination will be held on Thursday,” the OC added.
Nurul Islam has denied the allegation saying that the Upazila chairman Abdul Alim is trying to harass him by spreading false information as he has a previous feud with him over publishing a news report alleging Alim tortured a woman.
However, supporters of Nurul Islam had blockaded Fugazi Sadar road over his detention at 9am on the same day.
Later at 11am, police action forced them to withdraw the blockade.
A case will be filed in this regard, the OC said.