The accused, SI Ripon Miah, was the investigating officer in a case concerning the victim, Monira Akter Kemi, and her newlywed husband, Emran Hossain Sweet
A Sub-Inspector (SI) of police, with four to six of his associates, supposedly beat up a woman in Gabtali, Bogra.
The accused, SI Ripon Miah, was the investigating officer in a case concerning the victim, Monira Akter Kemi, and her newlywed husband, Emran Hossain Sweet.
Sources said, Kemi and Sweet were romantically involved. Over a dispute, Kemi recently filed a sexual harassment case against Sweet with Gabtali police station. Acting on the case, SI Ripon arrested Sweet and the court sent him to jail.
Later, the romantically involved couple and their families mutually resolved their issues. Getting bail from the court on Thursday, Kemi and Sweet got married the next day.
The two say SI Ripon was angry with them for resolving the case on their own and threatened to kill them, asking for a bribe of Tk10000. On Sunday night around 10pm, Ripon with other plain clothed policemen, broke down the couple's bedroom door. Finding Sweet absent, they beat up Kemi.
Confirming the matter, Gabtali police station OC Selim Hossain said: "We are investigating the allegations. Until it is proven, SI Ripon has been closed since on Monday to the district police lines."