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Forced marriage after rape: Pabna OC Obaidul Hoque suspended

  • Published at 03:05 am September 19th, 2019
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File photo of OC Obaidul Huq Dhaka Tribune

The suspension order was issued by the Police Headquarters on Tuesday by Sheikh Rafikul Islam, superintendent of police in Pabna

Officer-in-Charge of Pabna Sadar Police Station Obaidul Huq, who allegedly arranged the marriage between a gang rape survivor and one of the alleged rapists in an attempt to cover up the crime, has been suspended on Wednesday. 

The suspension order was issued by the Police Headquarters on Tuesday by Sheikh Rafikul Islam, superintendent of police in Pabna.

On September 12, the district administration withdrew and suspended Sub-Inspector Ekramul Haque over allegations of arranging a marriage between the rape survivors and one of the rapists. 

It was reported earlier that the women was lured in by her lover Russel and then was raped multiple times by him and his friends. 

On September 5, the rape survivor went to the police station to file a case against the accused rapists, but instead of formally accepting the case, OC of Pabna Sadar Police Station Obaidul Huq allegedly tried to cover up the crime by arranging marriage with Russel.